If you present your dog to a veterinarian with the instruction to put him to sleep, you would normally mean something very different than you would upon taking your wife or husband to an anesthesiologist with the same words.
I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers.
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
Expenditures rise to meet income.
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife’s spirits.
Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.