Born Monday 5 August 1850, died Thursday 6 July 1893
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.