People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
The happiness of life may be greatly increased by small courtesies in which there is no parade, whose voice is too still to tease, and which manifest themselves by tender and affectionate looks, and little kind acts of attention.
Most of us are aware of and pretend to detest the barefaced instances of that hypocrisy by which men deceive others, but few of us are upon our guard or see that more fatal hypocrisy by which we deceive and over-reach our own hearts.
One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
- Richard Chenevix Trench Irish Anglican Clergyman
- Jonathan Swift Irish Satirist
- Elizabeth Bowen Irish Novelist
- Sheridan Le Fanu Irish Novelist
- James Joyce Irish Novelist
- Joyce Cary Irish Novelist, Artist
- Samuel Lover Irish Songwriter, Novelist
- Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) British Anglican Author
- Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington Irish Novelist, Writer
- Oliver Goldsmith Irish Author