Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.
Men of courage, men of sense, and men of letters are frequent; but a true gentleman is what one seldom sees.
Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take the place of pleasures, profits and all other private gratifications.
Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Equality is the life of conversation; and he is as much out who assumes to himself any part above another, as he who considers himself below the rest of society.
I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since. . . . I will come within a pint of wine.