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.
When a young man complains that a young lady has no heart, it's pretty certain that she has his.
The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people.