There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.
There are only three events in a man's life birth, life, and death he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
Don't wait to be happy to laugh... You may die and never have laughed
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek for no other rule to judge the event by; it is good and made by a good workman
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid
We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which they attained it
Love and friendship exclude each other
Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other worldly goods, than the way he distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them.
We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without having laughed at all
Hatred is so lasting and stubborn, that reconciliation on a sickbed certainly forebodes death
A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
The duty of a judge is to administer justice, but his practice is to delay it