Life is just a quick succession of busy nothings.
Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or... of something else.
I pay very little regard... to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.