"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure."
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"A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body."
"The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."
"I made all my generals out of mud."
"I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary."
"A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him."
"Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy."
"The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young."
"What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity."
"We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority."
"It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date."
"The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered."
"Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation."
"Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment."
"The more he cast away the more he had."
"It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts."
"To generous souls every task is noble."
"Lavishness is not generosity."
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."
"Giving is the business of the rich."
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