All is not gold that glitters,Pleasure seems sweet, but proves a glass of bitters
And the weak soul, within itself unbless'd, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast.
Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility! Or why not my fortune adapted to its impulses! Tenderness without a capacity of relieving only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance.
The pictures placed for ornament and use, The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
Take a dollar from a thousand and it will be a thousand no more.
The sports of children satisfy the child.
Thus let me hold thee to my heart,And every care resign:And we shall never, never part,My life-my all that's mine!
So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Mortifications are often more painful than real calamities.
If you don't ask me questions, I can't give you an untrue answer.
The very pink of perfection.
As in some Irish houses, where things are so-so,One gammon of bacon hangs up for a show;But, for eating a rasher of what they take pride in,They'd as soon think of eating the pan it is fried in.
There is a greatness in being generous, and there is only simple justice in satisfying creditors. Generosity is the part of the soul raised above the vulgar.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
While Resignation gently slopes away, And all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.
Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth: If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt.
To a philosopher no circumstance, however trifling, is too minute.
Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.
In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster than a stagecoach.
And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
Those who place their affections at first on trifles for amusement, will find these trifles become at last their most serious concerns.
Wealth accumulates, and men decay.
In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.
An emperor in his nightcap will not meet with half the respect of an emperor with a crown.
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
Aspiring beggary is wretchedness itself.