A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
Quote by William Shenstone
William Shenstone Quotes
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people...
Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep...
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside...
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most...
Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men...
The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is...
His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world.
Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
A fool and his words are soon parted.
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the...
A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you...
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself...
Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the...
The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.