I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.
But there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.
It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.
I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.