I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.
You, that are going to be married, think things can never be done too fast: but we that are old, and know what we are about, must elope methodically, madam.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but I am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.
As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them.