If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.
Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.