Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.
A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.
If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are.
A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.