Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
A thick head can do as much damage as a hard heart.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and ‘rough’ are not satisfied.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
A philosopher once said, ‘Half of good philosophy is good grammar.’