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.
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.