He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later
Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us
Now, in reality, the world has paid too great a compliment to critics, and has imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
Flattery is never so agreeable as to our blind side; commend a fool for his wit, or a knave for his honesty, and they will receive you into their bosoms
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.
Read in order to live.
A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts
Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.
Comfort me by a solemn Assurance, that when the little Parlour in which I sit at this Instant, shall be reduced to a worse furnished Box, I shall be read, with Honour, by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see.
For I hope my Friends will pardon me, when I declare, I know none of them without a Fault; and I should be sorry if I could imagine, I had any Friend who could not see mine. Forgiveness, of this Kind, we give and demand in Turn.
An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money.