We drink one another's health and spoil our own.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
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.
There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.
Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.
I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained.
Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer.
Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
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.
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over.
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.