A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
A man's greatest glory doesn't consist in never falling, but in rising every time he...
I have no more pleasure in hearing a man attempting wit and failing, than in...
That we must all die, we always knew; I wish I had remembered it sooner.
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call...
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write....
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
Golf: A game in which you claim the privileges of age and retain the playthings...
Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of...
Where there is no hope there can be no endeavor
Those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring...
A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is...
Clear your mind of cant.
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be...
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
Sir, we are a nest of singing birds
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.