Jerome K. Jerome
We drink one another’s health and spoil our own.
A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.
Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
If you are foolish enough to be contented, don’t show it, but grumble with the rest.
I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
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.
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.
Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer.