5 from edith sitwell

~Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.

~The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.

~I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

~The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.

~I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.