1. 10

    Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.

    68
  2. 9

    When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

    70
  3. 8

    He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.

    70
  4. 7

    Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

    81
  5. 6

    Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

    87
  6. 5

    When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.

    87
  7. 4

    Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

    88
  8. 3

    Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.

    98
  9. 2

    Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.

    193
  10. 1

    The chains of habit are generally too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.

    263
  11. Last Update: 29 November 2022

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