A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Words are but the signs of ideas.
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see
Judgment is forced upon us by experience
Sir, we are a nest of singing birds
In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir,...
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
I can't drink a little, therefore I never touch it. Abstinance is as easy for...
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not...
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority
In the decline of life shame and grief are of short duration; whether it be...
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to...
Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of...
Love is only one of many passions.
Politeness is one of those advantages which we never estimate rightly but by the inconvenience...
Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must...
Most achievers I know are people who have made a strong and deep dedication to...
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.