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Riches, like glory or heath, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.
There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order, method, and discipline.
There never were, in the world, two opinions alike, no more than two hairs, or two grains the most universal quality is diversity.
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