Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to… (read more)
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present… (read more)
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to… (read more)
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a… (read more)
Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art… (read more)