In this world there are only two tragedies: One is not getting what one wants, and the second is getting it.
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked, and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
Duty is what one expects from others.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
If one could only teach the English how to talk and the Irish how to listen, society would be quite civilized.
Industry is the root of all ugliness.
Lying, a telling of beautiful untrue things, this is the proper aim of art.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.
Young men want to be faithful and are not; old men want to be faithless and cannot.
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.