But friendship is precious, not
only in the shade, but in the
sunshine of life, and thanks to a
benevolent arrangement the greater
part of life is sunshine.
Whenever a man has cast a longing
eye on offices, a rottenness begins
in his conduct.
In matters of principle, stand like
a rock; in matters of taste, swim
with the current.
I never did, or countenanced, in
public life, a single act
inconsistent with the strictest
good faith; having never believed
there was one code of morality for
a public, and another for a private
A lively and lasting sense of
filial duty is more effectually
impressed on the mind of a son or
daughter by reading King Lear, than
by all the dry volumes of ethics,
and divinity, that ever were
The man who reads nothing at all is
better educated than the man who
reads nothing but newspapers.
Advertisements contain the only
truths to be relied on in a
The happiness of the domestic
fireside is the first boon of
Heaven; and it is well it is so,
since it is that which is the lot
of the mass of mankind.