Slander injures three persons: the slanderer, the recipient of the slander, and the person slandered.
He slandered the world in revenge for his complete lack of success in it.
Without thinking highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasant preservative from want.
One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
O, yet we trust that somehow good/ Will be the final goal of ill.../ Behold, we know not anything;/ I can but trust that good shall fall/ At last--far off--at last, to all,/ And every winter change to spring.
Habit: The Great Economizer of energy.
<who said what & when>
- Talmud (A.D. 1st-6th Century)
- Voltaire, Zadig (1747)
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)
- Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memorium A.H.H. (1850)
- Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days (1937)