Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people we most despise.

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

It is a hopeless endeavour to attract people to a theatre unless they can be first brought to believe that they will never get in.

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, Ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.

Train up a fig-tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.