Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation.
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You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're...
We have long passed the Victorian Era when asterisks were followed after a certain interval...
The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to...
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to...
Have common sense and stick to the point.
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.
Impropriety is the soul of wit.
When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well...
No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say...
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than...