It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
Jerome K. Jerome
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
But there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.
The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.
I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.