The majority of people who fail are moved by gossip, friends, or neighbors. Such opinions are free; they cost nothing and usually produce nothing

His suggestion was that I should annex to the contract, not a sum of money but a catalogue of penalties

The great and good man must unbend; he must acquiesce in being amused; he must even connive at inaccuracies, and smile at what he considers inventions

British Academy – All right: I put it down to an altruistic addiction to slumming on your part … The new D. Litt. might enlist your missionary zeal

The implication that you initially missed the mistake will remove the sting

of noe use but to gett the admiration of ffoolish people

But not before she had said pleasantly, “You do realize that you left us starving during quarantine,” to see if that prompted enough remorse to bring on a real apology

unable to be outrageous himself, he relished outrageousness in others

I spend one third of my time figuring out what I am going to say and two thirds of my time thinking what the other fellow is going to say

It is like the old question, is it better to love or be loved? Because it isn’t a toss-up. There is a right answer there, and it isn’t even close, though most people seem to get it wrong