Who rises from a prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it The diverse things they see.
Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harder blows, make acute and balanced observers
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism
Each one of an affectionate couple may be willing, as we say, to die for the other, yet unwilling to utter the agreeable word at the right moment
I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power
Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
The well of true wit is truth itself
A woman who is not quite a fool will forgive your being but a man, if you are surely that. . .
Kissing don't last: cookery do !
Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!
Behold the life at ease; it drifts, The sharpened life commands its course.
In tragic life, God wot, No villain need be! Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within.
Comedy is a game played to throw reflections upon social life, and it deals with human nature in the drawing-room of civilized men and women, where we have no dust of the struggling outer world, no mire, no violent crashes, to make the correctness of the representation convincing.