There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has a right to blame us.
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating – people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
The real tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self-denial. Beautiful sins, like beautiful things, are the privilege of the rich.
The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.