Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.
Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader
Earth is here so kind [Australia], that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Never have a friend that's poorer than yourself
The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
The last word is the most dangerous of infernal machines; and husband and wife should no more fight to get it than they would struggle for the possession of a lighted bomb-shell
We love peace, but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man, than war is destructive to his body. Chains are worse than bayonets.
Troubles are like babies - they only grow by nursing
Virtue is a beautiful thing in woman when they don't go about with it like a child with a drum making all sorts of noise with it
What would women do if they could not cry? What poor, defenseless creatures they would be
A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims
Every rose has its thorn:- you never find a woman without pins and needles
If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest
He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks
Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it.
Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
Love's like the measles, all the worse when it comes late in life.
There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.
In this world truth can wait; she is used to it.
Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.
A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that ancient institution the old one.
God said, Let us make man in our image. Man said, 'Let us make God in our image.