Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions.
We all know the sense of comfort of which we are conscious when a good half of the floor space in a room is unencumbered; this seems to offer us the agreeable possibility of moving about freely.
There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen.
It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.
In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.
There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment – and nothing more corrupting.