"Some folks want their luck buttered."
"It is always the humble man who talks too much; the proud man watches himself too closely."
“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”
“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”
"No one worth possessing can be quite possessed."
"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”
“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
Robert E. Howard
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity."
"The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time."
“The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them.”
"I never trust people's assertions, I always judge of them by their actions"
"Only a mediocre person is always at his best."
W. Somerset Maugham
“Once a man strays out of the common herd, he's more likely to meet wolves in the thickets than angels.”
Walter De La Mare
"Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need."
"So wise so young, they say, do never live long"
"Tempt not a desperate man"
"The common curse of mankind, - folly and ignorance"
“The poorest service is repaid with thanks.”