Good people all, of every sort, Give ear unto my song And if you do find it wondrous short, It cannot hold you long.
I hate the French because they are all slaves, and wear wooden shoes.
And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past
I'm now no more than a mere lodger in my own house.
How wide the limits stand Between a splendid and an happy land.
The land of scholars, and the nurse of arms.
. . . we sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favours.
. . . for as ten millions of circles can never make a square, so the united voice of myriads cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent, it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
Those that think must govern those that toil.
We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown.
The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.
Take a dollar from a thousand and it will be a thousand no more.
The life of man is a journey a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.
The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he was acting.
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.