Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.
Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.
Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk.
War is the trade of Kings.
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
All heiresses are beautiful.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.