'Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.
He that climbs a ladder must begin at the first round.
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out; you must stay out, and to stay out, you must have some absorbing errand.
Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.
The best work, and of greatest merit for the public, has proceeded from the unmarried or childless men.
Luxury is more deadly than any foe.
Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.
No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.
Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.
The power that is supported by force alone will have cause often to tremble.
Whisky drowns some troubles and floats a lot more.
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.
The issue is not so much being loved but being loving, which leads to the same wonderful feeling you experience when someone loves you.
Be England what she will, With all her faults, she is my country still.
A man should be taller, older, heavier, uglier, and hoarser than his wife.
Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can-and surely will at times-fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.