A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

A man who has no office to go, to I don’t care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.