Actions lie louder than words.
Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.
Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life
'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get, And keep the ones we give away, How happy were our Christmas day!
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye
Of two evils, choose the prettier
You wouldn't believe On All Hallow Eve What lots of fun we can make, With apples to bob, And nuts on the hob,<br/>And a ring-and-thimble cake.
The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry; The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy; The books that people talk about we never can recall; And the books that people give us, oh, they're the worst of all.
A guilty conscience is the mother of invention
To make a library it takes two volumes And a fire. Two volumes and a fire, And interest. The interest alone will do If logs are few.
A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.
I am more fond of achieving than striving. My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued.