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.
Some people have a perfect genius for doing nothing, and doing it assiduously.
A coxcomb is four-fifths affectation and one-fifth vanity.
It is easier to make money than to save it. One is exertion, the other, self-denial.
What a sight there is in that "smile!" it changes like a chameleon. There is a vacant smile, a cold smile, a smile of hate, a satiric smile, an affected smile; but, above all, a smile of love.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
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.
Women forgive injuries, but never forget slights.
Fact is stranger than fiction.
There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion.
To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back
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.
A temperate anger has virtue in it.
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?
[Grateful] Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, [ungrateful] melancholy, is disease.
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Death and taxes are inevitable.
Over-confidence is as evil as undue anxiety.
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.
The suspicious parent makes an artful child.
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?
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