Born Saturday 26 July 1856, died Thursday 2 November 1950
We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.