Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
Exercise is labor without weariness.
Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
Few men survey themselves with such severity as not to admit prejudices in their own favor.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.