Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.
I... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.
Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.
I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.