A thing long expected takes the shape of the unexpected when at last it comes.
A successful book is not made of what is in it, but of what is left out of it.
A sincere compliment is always grateful to a lady, so long as you don’t try to knock her down with it.
A man should not be without morals; it is better to have bad morals than none at all.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
A detective don’t like to be told things – he likes to find them out.