Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
If man is only a little lower than the angels, the angels should reform.
It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes.
The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
The tombstone is about the only thing that can stand upright and lie on its face at the same time.
A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes other people sick.