Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Court not the critic's smile nor dread his frown
Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Nothing is more the child of art than a garden
To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed
Good wine needs neither bush nor preface to make it welcome.
Cats are mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.
He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit.
Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit
Tis plain that there is not in nature a point of stability to be found: everything either ascends or declines. When wars are ended abroad, sedition begins at home, and when men are freed from fighting for necessity, they quarrel through ambition.
In love quarrels the party that loves the most is always most willing to acknowledge the greater fault.
There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.
Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.
Sordid selfishness doth contract and narrow our benevolence, and cause us, like serpents, to infold ourselves within ourselves, and to turn out our stings to the entire world besides.