I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life’s page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
All farewells should be sudden, when forever.
If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher’s cleaver.