With respect to excellence of Style and Composition, it may perhaps be said that to practised ears the most pleasing Music is such as has the merit of novelty, added to refinement, and ingenious contrivance; and to the ignorant, such as is most familiar and common.
The post office has a great charm at one point of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
William M Thackeray
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
A state without some means of change is without the means of its conservation.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Hester i Thrale
You are indebted to your imagination for three-fourths of your importance.
They say that the best defense is offense, and I intend to start offending right now.
Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar.