"After all," as a pretty girl once said to me, "women are a sex by themselves, so to speak."
Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)
Source: The Pervasion of Rouge
Contributed by: Zaady
Most women are not so young as they are painted.
Source: A Defence of Cosmetics
To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.
Source: Quia Imperfectum
She was one of the people who say "I don't know anything about music really, but I know what I like."
Source: Zuleika Dobson, 1911
Zuleika, on a desert island, would have spent most of her time in looking for a man's footprint.
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
Source: Hosts and Guests
Not that I had any special reason for hating school. Strange as it may seem to my readers, I was not unpopular there. I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
Source: Going Back to School
It seems to be a law of nature that no man ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
The past is a work of art, full of irrelevancies and loose ends.
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