Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny
A wife is essential to great longevity; she is the receptacle of half a man's cares, and two-thirds of his ill-humor
Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows
The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves
Make em laugh; make em cry; make em wait.
The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.
Judicious absence is a weapon.
Lower a bucket into a well of self-deception, and what comes up must be immortal truth, mustn't it?
Art is not imitation but illusion.
In players, vanity cripples art at every step.
The fortunate man is he who, born poor, or nobody, works gradually up to wealth and consideration, and, having got them, dies before he finds they were not worth so much trouble.