Quotes

11 November 2014
If I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many things to please him.
11 November 2014
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
11 November 2014
Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavours to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children.
11 November 2014
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government rather than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual.
11 November 2014
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
11 November 2014
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.
11 November 2014
There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.
11 November 2014
Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.
11 November 2014
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
11 November 2014
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.

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