Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Prudence is of more frequent use than any other intellectual quality; it is exerted on slight occasions.
There is such difference between the pursuits of men, that one part of the inhabitants of a great city lives to little other purpose than to wonder at the rest.
I sometimes resolve to print my book at my own expense, and sometimes am tempted to throw it into the fire.