I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
Our reason arises, at the very least, from this twofold lesson of sensuous revelations and human testimonies.
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.