Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine.
– George Dennison Prentice
A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
When a young man complains that a young lady has no heart, it’s pretty certain that she has his.
There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues.
A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point.
A friend you have to buy won’t be worth what you pay for him.
Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else.
It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.