A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favor cannot satisfy him
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Justice is indispensably and universally necessary, and what is necessary must always be limited, uniform,...
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
Round numbers are always false
Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you...
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...
No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want...
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not...
Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
He that is pushing his predecessors into the gulf of obscurity, cannot but sometimes suspect,...
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow
I have always said, the first Whig was the Devil~
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of...
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never...