Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life.
Of all the affections which attend human life, the love of glory is the most ardent.
The finest woman in nature should not detain me an hour from you; but you must sometimes suffer the rivalship of the wisest men.
A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband.
A little in drink, but at all times yr faithful husband.
I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since. I will come within a pint of wine.
Age in a virtuous person, of either sex, carries in it an authority which makes it preferable to all the pleasures of youth.
I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him.
A Woman is naturally more helpless than the other Sex; and a Man of Honour and Sense should have this in his View in all Manner of Commerce with her.
That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.
When you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him.
Though her mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behavior; to love her is a liberal education.
Among all the diseases of the mind there is not one more epidemical or more pernicious than the love of flattery.
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.