What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
The old know what they want the young are sad and bewildered.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully but a greater to accept it graciously.
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
If you want to be thought a liar always tell the truth.
People say that life is the thing but I prefer reading.
We need two kinds of acquaintances one to complain to while to the others we boast.