We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
Oaths are but words, and words are but wind.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy - but he who has shown the better temper.
A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.
A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.
Be virtuous and you will be vicious.
Our minds want clothes as much as our bodies.
Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.
Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.
Nobody shoots at Santa Claus.