- The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
- God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.
- Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
- I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other--I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
- We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
- Neither have they hearts to stay,
Nor wit enough to run away.
- Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.
- The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
- Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to tell a lie well.
- Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.
- Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
- Money has a power above
The stars and fate, to manage love:
Whose arrows, learned poets hold,
That never miss, are tipped with gold.
- Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them.