Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler.
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not love you; you may settle yourself in full confidence both of my love and my esteem; I love you as a kind man, I value you as a worthy man, and hope in time to reverence you as a man of exemplary piety.