The truth of it is, the first rudiments of education are given very indiscreetly by most parents.

The conquest of passion gives ten times more happiness than we can reap from the gratification of it.

Reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body.

Age in a virtuous person, of either sex, carries in it an authority which makes it preferable to all the pleasures of youth.

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.

The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life.

I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.

A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.