A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy – but he who has shown the better temper.
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation.
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
Nobody shoots at Santa Claus.
In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.