A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
We talk on principle, but we act on interest
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A...
Consult duty not events.
Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats...
A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss...
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next...
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and...
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to...