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
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
A man's greatest glory doesn't consist in never falling, but in rising every time he...
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by...
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never...
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give...
I would consent to have a limb amputated to recover my spirits
To a poet nothing can be useless
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a...
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
I have always said, the first Whig was the Devil~
The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going...
Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument
If you would shut up any man with any woman, so as to make them...
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
A vow is a snare for sin
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority
Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue,...
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I...
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to...