Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine, that he possesses some qualities, superior, either in kind or in degree, to those which he sees allotted to the rest of the world
Affectation is to be always distinguished from hypocrisy, as being the art of counterfeiting those qualities which we might be known to want.
The importance of the early choice of a profession.
Marriage, though the dictate of nature, and the institution of Providence, is yet very often the cause of misery.
It is always pleasing to observe, how much more our minds can conceive, than our bodies can perform
This I have now fatally experienced; the press is, indeed, open.
Young persons are commonly inclined to slight the remarks and counsels of their elders.
I cannot but suspect that this odious fashion is produced by a conspiracy of the old, the ugly, and the ignorant, against the young and beautiful.
This expectation is, indeed, specious and probable, and yet, such is the fate of all human hopes, that it is very often frustrated.
The whole doctrine, as well as practice of secrecy, is so perplexing and dangerous, that I think him unhappy who is chosen to be trusted.