Whatever is unnecessary is pernicious.
You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
We cry wolf and then the world ends.
It’s easy to get away with murder, except the one you want to commit.
Youth is lost like money — gradually, then suddenly.
A leading cause of insanity in America is the prospect of appearing on television.
Civilization is the set of conditions that make it possible to delay gratification indefinitely.
The provocateur is the most fortunate of men: he receives all credit for his wisdom and no blame for his folly.
Habits acquired in irony are retained in sorrow.