The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Well done is better than well said.
Beauty and folly are old companions.
Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination.
Beware of meat twice boiled, and an old foe reconciled.
[I am] lord of myself, accountable to none.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and...the state in which you will find solid happiness.