Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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.
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.
The chains of habit are generally too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.
Last Update: 29 November 2022
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