Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself.
An Ideal Husband
Be yourself—everyone else is already taken!
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
“This is the city, and I am one of the citizens
Whatever interests the rest interests me”
…you’re a man, and she’s only a woman and don’t know how to be happy anyhow…
Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw
For, dear me, why abandon a belief
Merely because it ceases to be true.
Cling to it long enough, and not a doubt
It will turn true again, for so it goes.
Most of the change we think we see in life
Is due to truths being in and out of favour.
The Black Cottage, Robert Frost
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not;
and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A friend is a present you give yourself.
—Robert Louis Stevenson