1. 10

    ... To know and love one other human being is the root of all wisdom.

    42
  2. 9

    Beer commercials are so patriotic: Made the American Way. What does that have to do with America? Is that what America stands for? Feeling sluggish and urinating frequently?

    43
  3. 8

    An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

    46
  4. 7

    Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all.

    47
  5. 6

    He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.

    49
  6. 5

    I have lived carefully, sheltered myself from the cold winds, eaten moderately of what was in season, drunk fine claret, slept in my own sheets; I shall live long.

    51
  7. 4

    The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.

    51
  8. 3

    I should like to bury something precious in every place where I've been happy and then, when I'm old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.

    59
  9. 2

    One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.

    59
  10. 1

    Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

    119
  11. Last Update: 6 February 2023

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