He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.
A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself.
A good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good.
What an insignificant life is this which I am now leading!
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
I suppose no person ever enjoyed with more relish the infusion of this fragrant leaf than did Johnson.
A page of my journal is like a cake of portable soup. A little may be diffused into a considerable portion.
We must take our friends as they are.
I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.
It is not every man who can be exquisitely miserable, any more than exquisitely happy.
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