The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.
Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
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.