Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder.
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
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