If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.

Money is like a sixth sense - and you can't make use of the other five without it.

To eat well in England, you should have a breakfast three times a day.

A soul is a troublesome possession, and when man developed it he lost the Garden of Eden.

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

What mean and cruel things men can do for the love of God.

There are men who are possessed by an urge so strong to do some particular thing that they can't help themselves, they've got to do it.They're prepared to sacrifice everything to satisfy their yearning.

There is only one thing about which I am certain, and this is that there is very little about which one can be certain.

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.

I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.

People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.

It's no use crying over spilt milk, because all of the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.

The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore.

It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a defeat better than many victories.





1.『トム・ジョーンズ』ヘンリー・フィールディング(イギリス) 2.『高慢と偏見』ジェーン・オースティン(イギリス) 3.『赤と黒』スタンダール(フランス) 4.『ゴリオ爺さん』オノレ・ド・バルザック(フランス) 5.『デイヴィッド・コパフィールド』チャールズ・ディケンズ(イギリス)
6.『ボヴァリー夫人』ギュスターヴ・フローベール(フランス) 7.『白鯨』ハーマン・メルヴィル(アメリカ) 8.『嵐が丘』エミリー・ブロンテ(イギリス) 9.『戦争と平和』レフ・トルストイ(ロシア) 10.『真夏の夜の淫夢』TNOK(日本)