"To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself. "
"Hope is a thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without words And never stops at all. "
"A woman can look book moral and exciting ... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle. "
"The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics. "
"Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself. "
"Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people. "
"Before a war, military science seems a real science, like astronomy. After a war it seems more like astrology. "
"Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. "
"All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. "
"Behind almost every woman you ever heard of stands a man who let her down. "
"I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art. "
"The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. "
"Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. "
"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. "
"There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set. "
"On a plane you can pick up more and better people than on any other public conveyance since the stagecoach. "
"Virtue has its own reward, but no box office. "
"If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path. "