Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.
Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 78 AD)
Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891