All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from...
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey...
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two...
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
A jest breaks no bones
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled...
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
Slavery is now no where more patiently endured, than in countries once inhabited by the...
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of...
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
Your worst enemies are made when you ignore people. Those boys in America who shot...
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought...
Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them