Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.
As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.
People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications.
Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer?
Every scholar, I presume, is not, necessarily, a man of sense.
The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad.
The mind can be but full. It will be as much filled with a small disagreeable occurrence, having no other, as with a large one.
Marry first, and love will come after is a shocking assertion; since a thousand things may happen to make the state but barely tolerable, when it is entered into with mutual affection.
A Stander-by is often a better judge of the game than those that play.
From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured.
Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.
What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition?
Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go.
There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above doing a base or dishonorable action.
There hardly can be a greater difference between any two men, than there too often is, between the same man, a lover and a husband.
Tutors who make youth learned do not always make them virtuous.
The first reading of a Will, where a person dies worth anything considerable, generally affords a true test of the relations' love to the deceased.
O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth, which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves.
Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.
Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife.
Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.
Those who can least bear a jest upon themselves, will be most diverted with one passed on others.
Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating.
To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous, ought to be the same thing.
For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves.
All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest.
Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.
Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.
Some children act as if they thought their parents had nothing to do, but to see them established in the world and then quit it.
The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.