It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us
To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when we are not well.
The future is purchased by the present
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Where there is no difficulty there is no praise.
None can be pleased without praise, and few can be praised without falsehood.
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
Memory is the primary and fundamental power, without which there could be no other intellectual operation.
Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment
There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.
As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.