The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.