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To love and win is the best thing.To love and lose, the next best.
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
It is from the level of calamities ... that we learn impressive and useful lessons.
Mr Moss's courtyard is railed in like a cage, lest the gentlemen who are boarding with him should take a fancy to escape from his hospitality.
Always to be right, always to trample forward, and never to doubt, are not these the great qualities with which dullness takes the lead in the world?
The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
His Scotch bear-leader, Mr Boswell, was a butt of the first quality.
It is those who injure women who get the most kindness from them.
A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry WHOM SHE LIKES.
Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?
Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields or if it beats you sometimes dare it again and it will succumb.
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.
She had not character enough to take to drinking, and moaned about, slip-shod and in curl-papers, all day.
Here is a minute. It may be my love is dead, but here is a minute to kneel over the grave and pray by it.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
Mark to yourself the gradual way in which you have been prepared for, and are now led by an irresistible necessity to enter upon your great labour.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.
In a word, in adversity she was the best of comforters, in good fortune the most troublesome of friends...
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love-transaction: the one who loves and the other who condescends to be so treated.
A lady who sets her heart upon a lad in uniform must prepare to change lovers pretty quickly, or her life will be but a sad one.
People hate as they love, unreasonably.
Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim. Attacking is his only secret. Dare, and the world always yields: or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Money has only a different value in the eyes of each.
Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural.
In the midst of friends, home, and kind parents, she was alone.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
let me whisper my belief, entre nous, that of those eminent philosophers who cry out against parsons the loudest, there are not many who have got their knowledge of the church by going thither often.