Quotes

11 November 2014
Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.
11 November 2014
To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavours with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
11 November 2014
A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
11 November 2014
Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle.
11 November 2014
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and ... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
11 November 2014
The mind is refrigerated by interruption; the thoughts are diverted from the principal subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book, which he has too diligently studied.
11 November 2014
I know not, Madam, that you have a right, upon moral principles, to make your readers suffer so much.
11 November 2014
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern.... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
11 November 2014
A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation—a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something.
11 November 2014
Questioning is not the mode of the conversation among gentlemen.

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