"The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy."
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"A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe."
"The purpose firm is equal to the deed."
"If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church."
"Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing."
"Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes."
"No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish."
"All you need to be a fisherman is patience and a worm."
"Caution is a most valuable asset in fishing, especially if you are the fish."
"Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned."
"Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt."
"Flattery is a form of hatred."
"Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed."
"A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool."
"Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver."
"Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught."
"Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present."
"Don't flatter the rich, or appear to willing before the great."
"Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him."
"Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers."
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