The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident
A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
Opinions is a species of property - I am always desirous of sharing
Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life
A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it.
'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.
How sickness enlarges the dimension of a man's self to himself!
To pile up honey upon sugar, and sugar upon honey, to an interminable tedious sweetness.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.