A vow is a snare for sin
Quote by Samuel Johnson
A coxcomb is ugly all over with the effectation of a fine gentleman.
The people is a very heterogeneous and confused mass of the wealthy and the poor,...
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope...
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own...
Reason and truth will prevail at last
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put...
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without...
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
I have ever since (his wife's death) seemed to myself broken off from mankind; a...
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either...
Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk...
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth...