Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born
at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t
want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the
habit of doing your duty without pain.
Man– a creature made at the end of the week’s work
when God was tired.
Man is the only animal that blushes, Or needs to.
Modesty died when clothes were born.
Never learn to do anything : if you don’t learn, you’ll
always find someone else to do it for you.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after
tomorrow just as well.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can
do the day after tomorrow just as well.
Nothing that grieves us can be called little : by the
eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a
king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.
One of the most startling differences between a cat and
a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
The difference between the right word and the almost
right word is the difference between lightning and the
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you
don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d
The secret source of humour is not joy but sorrow;
there is no humour in heaven.
There are several good protections against temptation,
but the surest is cowardice.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.