Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
I've made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.