Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!
Music, the greatest good that mortals know, and all of heaven we have below.
Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and, indeed, all the sweets of life.
Learning is pedantry, wit, impertinence, virtue itself looked like weakness, and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice.
Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.