"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between."
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."
"I am not young enough to know everything."
"The heart was made to be broken."
"Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."
"Who, being loved, is poor?"