Money is a necessity; so is dirt.
Ceremony is all backbone.
Fastidiousness is the envelope of indelicacy.
Be it remembered that we command nature, as it were, by obeying nature's laws; so the woman who would control her husband does so through obedience.
Wishes, like castles in the air, are inexpensive and not taxable.
Mules and human jackasses are proverbially stubborn.
Avarice fills its purse at the expense of its belly.
When a man is wrong and won't admit is, he always gets angry.
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love.
Every man's religion is his own, and nobody else's business.
[Grateful] Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, [ungrateful] melancholy, is disease.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend, not the man for your banker, though he may do for a traveling companion.
Wise men, like wine, are best when old; pretty women, like bread, are best when young.
Punctuality is the sole of business.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Give me a chance, says Stupid, and I will show you. Ten to one he has had his chance already, and neglected it.
An uncontrolled imagination may become as surely intoxicated by overindulgence as a toper may do bodily with strong drink.
A man is never astonished that he doesn't know what another does, but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.
Fact is stranger than fiction.
Impossible desires are the height of unreason.
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
A woman who wants a charitable heart wants a pure mind.
People have no right to make fools of themselves, unless they have no relations to blush for them.
Women forgive injuries, but never forget slights.
Coerced innocence is like an imprisoned lark,--open the door, and it is off forever. The bird that roams through the sky and the groves unrestrained knows how to dodge the hawk and protect itself; but the caged one, the moment it leaves its bars and bolts behind, is pounced upon by the fowler or the
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend. Thomas Chandler Halibu
The bee, though it finds every rose has a thorn, comes back loaded with honey from his rambles; and why should not other tourists do the same?
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend. Thomas Chandler Haliburto
Favoritism manifests itself in all departments of government, public and private. It is the harder to avoid, because it is so natural.