No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
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- 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.
- 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.
- There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.
- No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
- 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.