The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
It is a much cleverer thing to talk nonsense than to listen to it.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
To have lost one parent is a misfortune. To have lost both looks like carelessness.
To be popular one must be a mediocrity.