Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.