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Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.

I'm sure I don't know half the people who come to my house. Indeed, from all I hear, I shouldn't like to.
Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt.
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.
The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.
The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.
And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, none knew so well as I: for he who lives more lives than one more deaths than one must die.
Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.
The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.
The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action.
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
Like two doomed ships that pass in storm we had crossed each other's way: but we made no sign, we said no word, we had no word to say.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
I am dying beyond my means.
Through our sunless lanes creeps Poverty with her hungry eyes, and Sin with his sodden face follows close behind her. Misery wakes us in the morning and Shame sits with us at night.
She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
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.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.

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