A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady’s head-dress.
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.