Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Finding Yourself Quotes
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with...
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is...
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
He who endeavors to please must appear pleased
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong...
Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little...
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
A coxcomb is ugly all over with the effectation of a fine gentleman.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
The necessary connexion of representatives with taxes, seems to have sunk deep into many of...
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at...
Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or...
Progress and success are not essentially happiness, but happiness is always a progress and success.