Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison
"Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools"
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.
Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world.
Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person.
Words are the dress of thoughts; which should no more be presented in rags, tatters, and dirt than your person should
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.