1. 10

    Adjectives are the sugar of literature and adverbs the salt.

    34
  2. 9

    It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, for our consideration and application of these things, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

    39
  3. 8

    I adore adverbs; they are the only qualifications I really much respect.

    39
  4. 7

    Americans will eat garbage provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup.

    47
  5. 6

    Everything about Florence seems to be colored with a mild violet, like diluted wine.

    57
  6. 5

    Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

    69
  7. 4

    Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

    78
  8. 3

    It's time to start living the life you've imagined.

    81
  9. 2

    Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

    86
  10. 1

    Try to be one of those on whom nothing is lost.

    147
  11. Last Update: 6 February 2023

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