A wise woman will always let her husband have her way.
Our memories are independent of our wills. It is not so easy to forget.
Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike- no bail, no demurrer.
You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading.
A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar.
That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.
The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency.
Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.
A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in.
For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience - it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
Do thou snatch treasures from my lips, and I'll take kingdoms back from thine.
My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
Those that vow the most are the least sincere.