The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it
Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical
Nothing is certain in London but expense.
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases
Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
There seem near as many people that want passion as want reason.