The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
A politician is like quicksilver if you try to put your finger on him, you will find nothing under it.
A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
You cannot build up a character in a solitude; you need a formed character to stand a solitude
Boards of public charity were invented by the devil to prevent real individual charity
The reason there are so many imbeciles among imprisoned criminals is that an imbecile is so foolish even a detective can detect him
Facts are carpet-tacks under the pneumatic tires of theory
We should thank God that He did not give us the power of hearing through walls; otherwise there would be no such thing as friendship
Friends made fast seldom remain fast
A habit of debt is very injurious to the memory
Humility is pride in God
Religion often gets credit for curing rascals when old age is the real medicine