Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
War is a game in which princes seldom win, the people never
Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship; and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can.
Idleness is the grand Pacific Ocean of life, and in that stagnant abyss the most salutary things produce no good, the most noxious no evil. Vice, indeed, abstractedly considered, may be, and often is engendered in idleness; but the moment it becomes efficiently vice, it must quit its cradle and cease to be idle.
Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.
The smiling daughter of the storm. †††††
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
When the air balloon was first discovered, some one flippantly asked Dr. Franklin what was the use of it. The doctor answered this question by asking another: "What is the use of a new-born infant? It may become a man
Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.