Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

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The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.

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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

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The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

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There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

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Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.

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In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.

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There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.

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Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

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Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

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