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.
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!
Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.
A man, so to speak, who is not able to bow to his own conscience every morning is hardly in a condition to respectfully salute the world at any other time of the day.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
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.
The language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous.
A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects a woman's softness.
Man owes two solemn debts--one to society, and one to-nature. It is only when he pays the second that he covers the first.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
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.
I would like to have a second chance at my first love.
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws; and for this reason - the lawyers didn't make it.
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.
Literature, like a gypsy, to be picturesque, should be a little ragged.
As for the brandy, "nothing extenuate"; and the water, put nought in in malice.
He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
I never hear the rattling of dice that it does not sound to me like the funeral bell of the whole family.
He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky.
A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that 'ancient institution' the old one.
A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims.
Troubles are like babies - they only grow by nursing.
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