For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them.
The confidence in another man's virtue is no light evidence of a man's own, and God willingly favors such a confidence.
Confidence in another person's virtue is no light evidence of your own.
In my opinion, the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is in conversation. I find it sweeter than any other action in life; and if I were forced to choose, I think I would rather lose my sight than my hearing and voice. The study of books is a drowsy and feeble exercise which does not warm you up.
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Category: Critics And Criticism
The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
I want death to find me planting my cabbage
If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.