"He hadn't a single redeeming vice."

"Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are."

"My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's."

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best."

"The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself."