How strange it is to see with how much passion people see things only in their own fashion.
Anyone may be an honorable man, and yet write verse badly.
I prefer an accommodating vice to an obstinate virtue.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.
Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.
A husband is a plaster that cures all the ills of girlhood.
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.
He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him.