Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do something by stealth and have it found out by accident
The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
Borrowers of books, those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces
Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.
I could never hate anyone I knew
Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.