Quotes

11 November 2014
There are innumerable questions to which the inquisitive mind can in this state receive no answer: Why do you and I exist? Why was this world created? Since it was to be created, why was it not created sooner?
11 November 2014
The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.
11 November 2014
A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.
11 November 2014
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
11 November 2014
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
11 November 2014
It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
11 November 2014
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
11 November 2014
If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state of his mind; but our primary consideration would be to take care of ourselves. We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards.
11 November 2014
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
11 November 2014
A woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.

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