Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
Two great talkers will not travel far together.
Translation is at best an echo.
It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one.
A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
There are no countries in the world less known by the British than those selfsame British Islands.
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