Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same.
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
One should eat to live, not live to eat.
People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.