"The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it but is always breaking away from the present moment and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope."
"No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail for being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room better food and commonly better company."
"There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No Sir there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn."
"Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness it certainly destroys liberty and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult."
"You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay you do more good to them by spending it in luxury than by giving it for by spending it in luxury you make them exert industry whereas by giving it you keep them idle."