The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Category: Age And Aging
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn't care to drink with, even if he drank.
Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism
Alimony -- the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too.
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.
Category: Birth Control
The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading.
There are people who read too much: bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.
There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.