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.
It is easier to make money than to save it. One is exertion, the other, self-denial.
Some people have a perfect genius for doing nothing, and doing it assiduously.
A temperate anger has virtue in it.
Fact is stranger than fiction.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion.
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.
[Grateful] Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, [ungrateful] melancholy, is disease.
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts the lover afore words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first-born baby, and assures him of a mother's love.
To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back
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.
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?
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Over-confidence is as evil as undue anxiety.
Death and taxes are inevitable.
The suspicious parent makes an artful child.
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.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend, not the man for your banker, though he may do for a traveling companion.
Just what part of meow don't you understand?
There is nothing like fun, is there? I haven't any myself, but I do like it in others.
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
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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