The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit.
For God's sake don't say yes until I've finished talking.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities..
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.