All intellectual improvement arises from leisure
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.
Clear your mind of cant.
Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels...
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not...
In all pleasure hope is a considerable part
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of...
A coxcomb is ugly all over with the effectation of a fine gentleman.
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a...
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth...
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
It is no less a proof of eminence to have many enemies than many friends
Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the...
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting...
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in...
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.