I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Topics: Friendship, Friends and Friendship
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
Topics: Wit, Humor
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