We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?
When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing to do is die at once.
Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better.
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy – but he who has shown the better temper.
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation.
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.