Comedians are not usually actors, but imitations of actors.
Never suffer the prejudice of the eye to determine the heart.
Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.
A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.
Many good qualities are not sufficient to balance a single want - the want of money.
Open your mouth and purse cautiously, and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great.
Open your mouth and purse cautiously; and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great.
Many have been ruined by their fortunes, and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little, and the little great.
Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.
Do not think that your Learning and Genius, your Wit or Sprightliness, are welcome everywhere. I was once told that my Company was disagreeable because I appeared so uncommonly happy.