What is there that money will not do?
A fellow oughtn't to let his family property go to pieces.
Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
When men think much, they can rarely decide.
When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.
Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour.
She knew how to allure by denying, and to make the gift rich by delaying it.
Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.
The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little -- or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.
Such young men are often awkward, ungainly, and not yet formed in their gait; they straggle with their limbs, and are shy; words do not come to them with ease, when words are required, among any but their accustomed associates. Social meetings are periods of penance to them, and any appearance in public will unnerve them. They go much about alone, and blush when women speak to them. In truth, they are not as yet men, whatever the number may be of their years; and, as they are no longer boys, the world has found for them the ungraceful name of hobbledehoy.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that is comes early.
The best way to be thankful is to use the goods the gods provide you.
The man who worships mere wealth is a snob.
A small daily task if it really be daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules.
Considering how much we are all given to discuss the characters of others, and discuss them often not in the strictest spirit of charity, it is singular how little we are inclined to think that others can speak ill-naturedly of us, and how angry and hurt we are when proof reaches us that they have done so.
She understood how much louder a cock can crow in his own farmyard than elsewhere . . .
There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony . . .
It's dogged as does it. It ain't thinking about it.
The end of a novel, like the end of a children's dinner-party, must be made up of sweetmeats and sugar-plums.
She well knew the great architectural secret of decorating her constructions, and never condescended to construct a decoration.
When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.
When it comes to money nobody should give up anything.
Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.
My sweetheart is to me more than a coined hemisphere.
Neither money nor position can atone to me for low birth.