An oyster may be crossed in love.
Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.
It was an amiable weakness.
Such protection as vultures give to lambs.
You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?
Believe not each accusing tongue, As most weak persons do; But still believe that story wrong, Which ought not to be true!
To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief.