"I wish you a tolerable Thursday. That's all any of us can hope for."
"Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things."
"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
"Life would be tolerable but for its amusements."