Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.
Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.
A blessed companion is a book--a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend...a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into your own.
Quality, not quantity, is my measure.
Jewels! It's my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.
Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Modesty is a bright dish-cover, which makes us fancy there is something very nice underneath it.
Malice blunts the point of wit.
Luck, mere luck may make even madness wisdom.
The sharp employ the sharp; verily, a man may be known by his attorney.
That questionable superfluity small beer.
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws; and for this reason - the lawyers didn't make it.
God said, "Let us make man in our image." Man said, 'Let us make God in our image.
It takes all sorts of people to make a world.
Wit, like money, bears an extra value when rung down immediately it is wanted. Men pay severely who require credit.
I would like to have a second chance at my first love.
What women would do if they could not cry, nobody knows. What poor, defenceless creatures they would be!
Some of 'em [virtues] like extinct volcanoes,
with a strong memory or fire and brimstone.
Patience is the strongest of strong drinks; for it kills the giant despair.
What a fine-looking thing is war!
Yet, dress it as we may, dress and feather it, daub it with gold, huzza it, and sing swaggering songs about it,--what is it, nine times out of ten, but murder in uniform!
Virtue is a beautiful thing in woman when they don't go about with it like a child with a drum making all sorts of noise with it.
Women, somehow, have the same fear of witty men as of fireworks.
Slugs crawl and crawl over our cabbages, like the world's slander over a good name. You may kill them, it is true; but there is the slime.
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