To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Everything nourishes what is strong already.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.