In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men, he is constantly acting a studied part.
Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)
Contributed by: Zaady
I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.
Source: Tales of a Traveller
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have often found in travelling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
Free-livers on a small scale, who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.
Source: The Stout Gentleman.
Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.
Source: Wolfert’s Roost. The Creole Village
Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a ray of brightness over everything; it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of disquietude!
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.
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