We weigh nothing so judiciously as a compliment.
We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don’t blow them, who will?
It is a sort of blessing, if you have no talent, to have no taste.
We praise in others what we wish to have noticed in ourselves.
Everyone is vain about his choice of what not to be vain about.
The most grievous insult is the affected modesty of the truly accomplished.
It is a peculiar hell, this world in which everyone is always ready for his close-up.
The polite conversationalist, when interrupted by a monologue, smiles, and waits his turn, before resuming his own.
We talk not to say something, but to show something.
Where ideas compete freely, the prettiest win.
The more hands your opinions have passed through, the more likely you are to regard them as your own.