Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
When a young man complains that a young lady has no heart, it's pretty certain that she has his.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine.
A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point.
The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues.
A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.