They say women and music should never be dated.
Tenderness is a virtue.
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.