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.
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.
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 only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.
Some of 'em [virtues] like extinct volcanoes,
with a strong memory or fire and brimstone.
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.
What women would do if they could not cry, nobody knows. What poor, defenceless creatures they would be!
That man is thought a dangerous knave, Or zealot plotting crime, Who for advancement of his kind Is wiser than his time.
If slander be a snake, it is a winged one - it flies as well as creeps.
Don't buy a single vote more than necessary.
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.
Fix yourself upon the wealthy. In a word, take this for a golden rule through life: Never, never have a friend that is poorer than yourself.
Modesty is a bright dish-cover, which makes us fancy there is something very nice underneath it.
Keep your eyes and ears open, if you desire to get on in the world.
Patience is the strongest of strong drinks; for it kills the giant despair.
There are a good many pious people who are as careful of their religion as of their best service of china, only using it on holy occasions, for fear it should get chipped or flawed in working-day wear.
Rogues are prone to find things before they are lost.
O this itch of the ear, that breaks out at the tongue! Were not curiosity so over-busy, detraction would soon be starved to death.
We are all slaves to the shining metal.
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