No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »
- It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence.
- I am not able to instruct you. I can only tell that I have chosen wrong. I have passed my time in study without experience; in the attainment of sciences which can, for the most part, be but remotely useful to mankind. I have purchased knowledge at the expense of all the common comforts of life: I have missed the endearing elegance of female friendship, and the happy commerce of domestic tenderness.
- The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
- The real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain.
- You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.
- Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.