A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and...
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think...
A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that...
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily...
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius,...
Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of...
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to...
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be...
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch...
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be...
The post of honour is a private station.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by
Modesty is the conscience of the body.