Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
But men must know, that in this theatre of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
By indignities men come to dignities.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
Friends are thieves of time.
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.