Memory is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times as true.
Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else.
We are in favor of tolerance, but it is a very difficult thing to tolerate the intolerant and impossible to tolerate the intolerable.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
When a young man complains that a young lady has no heart, it's pretty certain that she has his
The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people
Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine.
There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues.
A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.