Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise.
I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
I do think that, of all the silly, irritating tom foolishness by which we are plagued, this "weather-forecast" fraud is about the most aggravating. It "forecasts" precisely what happened yesterday or the day before, and precisely the opposite of what is going to happen today
Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.†