The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.
The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
Love's like the measles; all the worse when it comes late in life.
Some people are so fond of bad luck they run half way to meet it.
Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.
There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.
He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing, but a supply of toothpicks.
Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
Religion is in the heart, not in the knees.
Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.