When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.