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.
To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride; The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die.
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.