Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
A degenerate nobleman, or one that is proud of his birth, is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.
Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.
Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze but by the tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself
Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable grounds.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.