It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation rather than as the results of thought and resolution.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Marvelous is the power which can be exercised almost unconsciously over a company or an individual or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper good digestion good intellects and good looks.
In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.
Neither money nor position can atone to me for low birth.
What is there that money will not do?
When it comes to money nobody should give up anything.
A man’s love till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
There is no royal road to learning no short cut to the acquirement of any art.
They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind.
As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.
There is no happiness in love except at the end of an English novel.
I never knew a government yet that wanted to do anything.