Sunday, February 18, 2007

Manu quotes ... (3)

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1. Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

2. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

3. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.

4. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect--simply a confession of failure.

5. When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others.

6. Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders.

7. Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

8. When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies in through the window.

9. Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

10. The real drawback to marriage is that it makes one unselfish.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Manu quotes ... (2)

From Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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1. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

2. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place.

3. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.

4. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

5. Man is many things, but he is not rational.

6. The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.

7. Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.

8. American girls are as clever at concealing their parents, as English women are at concealing their past.

9. When good Americans die they go to Paris.

10. The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

11. To get back one's youth, one has merely to repeat one's follies.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Manu quotes ... (1)

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1. Beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins.

2. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.

3. The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

4. Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose.

5. Conscience and cowardice are really the same things.

6. The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.

7. Detesting one’s relations comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.

8. It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.

9. The worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic.

10. There is no such thing as a good influence. All influence is immoral.