Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.
Genius is a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble.
Source: The Way of All Flesh.
[Genius] is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
Source: Notebooks, The Way of All Flesh
Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
Neither have they hearts to stay, Nor wit enough to run away.
Source: Hudibras, pt. 3, cto. 3.
Nick Machiavel had ne'er a trick, Though he gave his name to our Old Nick.
Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 1313.
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