There are some kinds of men who cannot pass their time alone; they are the flails of occupied people.
It is hoped that, with all modern improvements, a way will be discovered of getting rid of bores; for it is too bad that a poor wretch can be punished for stealing your handkerchief or gloves, and that no punishment can be inflicted on those who steal your time, and with it your temper and patience, as well as the bright thoughts that might have entered your mind, if they had not been frightened away by the bore.
Few men are more to be shunned than those who have time, but know not how to improve it, and so spend it in wasting the time of their neighbors, talking forever though they have nothing to say.
We are almost always wearied in the company of persons with whom we are not permitted to be weary.
O, he is as tedious as is a tired horse, or a railing wife; worse than a smoky house.
There are few wild beasts more to be dreaded than a talking man having nothing to say.
The secret of making one's self tiresome, is, not to know when to stop.