When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather; they are in haste to tell each other, what each must already know.
Credulity [is] confidence of opinion too great for the evidence from which opinion is derived.
The inexpressible charms of the elbow-chair, attended with a soft stool for the feet! Thus, vacant of thought, do I indulge the live-long day.
In a battle, every man should fight as if he was the single champion; in preparations for war, every man should think as if the last event depended on his counsel.