Getting money is not all a man\'s business; to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Poverty has, in large cities, very different appearances. It is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the care of a very great part of mankind to conceal their indigence from the rest. They support themselves by temporary expedients, and every day is lost in contriving for tomorrow.
Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic
If he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons
Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow
It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment seldom cures us of expectation, or has any effect other than that of producing a moral sentence or peevish exclamation
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep
Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.
Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms.
New things are made familiar, and familiar things are made new.
There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful.