The company of fools may first make us smile but in the end we always feel melancholy.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain With grammar and nonsense and learning Good liquor I stoutly maintain Gives genius a better discerning.
I love everything that’s old – old friends old times old manners old books old wine.
I chose my wife as she did her wedding gown for qualities that would wear well.
Hope is such a bait it covers any hook.
Conscience is a coward and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
As writers become more numerous it is natural for readers to become more indolent whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher but he who goes from country to country guided by the blind impulse of curiosity is a vagabond.