Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?

Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.

Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental.

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

All truth is not to be told at all times.

Loyalty is still the sameWhether it win or lose the gameTrue as a dial to the sunAlthough it be not shined upon.

The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them.

It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.

People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.

And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.

Let every man be true and every god a liar.

There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.

The history of art is the history of revivals.

The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.

A physician's physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.

To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.

Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Life is not an exact science, it is an art.

If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.

In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.

Nobody shoots at Santa Claus.

Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.

Life is one long process of getting tired.

He that is down can fall no lower.

The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.

Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them.

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.

Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to whether God shall be called God or shall have some other name.

There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.

The advantage of doing ones praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and in exactly the right places.

The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.

Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives trying to pass them on one another.

God as now generally conceived of is only the last witch.

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.