John Churton Collins
To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers.
A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.
Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.
Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.