Only the mediocre are always at their best.
The secret of success is sincerity.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
I have been a woman for fifty years, and I've never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am.
The brave men die in war. It takes great luck or judgment not to be killed. Once, at least, the head has to bow and the knee has to bend to danger. The soldiers who march back under the triumphal arches are death's deserters.
Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half?
There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people.
As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.
Ask any soldier. To kill a man is to merit a woman.
Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.
I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome.
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