A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
Quote by William Shenstone
William Shenstone Quotes
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the...
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is...
Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men...
Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the...
Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it
Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you...
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people...
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most...
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside...
The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a...
Great anger is more destructive than the sword
Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by...
It is easier to swallow angry words than to have to eat them