He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides
The trumpet does no more stun you by its loudness, than a whisper teases you by its provoking inaudibility
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.
Opinions is a species of property - I am always desirous of sharing
Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident
Why are we never quite at ease in the presence of a schoolmaster? Because we are conscious that he is not quite at his ease in ours. He is awkward, and out of place in the society of his equals. He comes like Gulliver from among his little people, an
Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport
What is reading, but silent conversation.
All people have their blind side - their superstitions; and I have heard her declare, under the rose, that hearts were her favourite suit.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever
My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more
It is good to love the unknown.