Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
Punctuality is the soul of business.
Wise men, like wine, are best when old; pretty women, like bread, are best when young.
The bee, though it finds every rose has a thorn, comes back loaded with honey from his rambles; and why should not other tourists do the same?
If it were not for a goodly supply of rumors, half true and half false, what would the gossips do?
To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back
The suspicious parent makes an artful child.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
If you have a thrust to make at your friend's expense, do it gracefully, it is all the more effective. Some one says the reproach that is delivered with hat in hand is the most telling.
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
When a man is wrong and won't admit is, he always gets angry.
Death and taxes are inevitable.
Just what part of meow don't you understand?
Be it remembered that we command nature, as it were, by obeying nature's laws; so the woman who would control her husband does so through obedience.
There is nothing like fun, is there? I haven't any myself, but I do like it in others.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend, not the man for your banker, though he may do for a traveling companion.
The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid, and beautiful; but it soon fades away. The in memory of injuries is engraved on the heart, and remains forever.
There is the kiss of welcome and of parting, the long, lingering, loving, present one; the stolen, or the mutual one; the kiss of love, of joy, and of sorrow; the seal of promise and receipt of fulfillment.
There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion.
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love.
Avarice fills its purse at the expense of its belly.
A woman who wants a charitable heart wants a pure mind.
One of the old philosophers says that it is the part of wisdom to sometimes seem a fool; but in our day there are too many ready-made ones to render this a desirable policy.
Favoritism manifests itself in all departments of government, public and private. It is the harder to avoid, because it is so natural.
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