Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
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.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Foolish people — when I say “foolish people” in this contemptuous way I mean people who entertain different opinions to mine. If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do.
Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
If you are foolish enough to be contented, don’t show it, but grumble with the rest.
I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
It is always good policy to tell the truth unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
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.