There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.
Charles Caleb Colton
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others.