Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.
Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.