If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.
Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?
I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.
For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.
He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.