Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
It is the just doom of laziness and a gluttony to be inactive without ease, and drowsy without tranquillity.
Without economy none can be rich, and with it few will be poor.
The best part of every author is in general to be found in his book, I assure you.
Exercise is labor without weariness.
Distance either of time or place is sufficient to reconcile weak minds to wonderful relations.
Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.
Don't accustom yourself to use big words for little matters
There are minds so impatient of inferiority, that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it.
The poor and the busy have no leisure for sentimental sorrow.
The natural progress of the works of men is from rudeness to convenience, from convenience to elegance, and from elegance to nicety