Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
Of all failures, to fail in a witticism is the worst, and the mishap is...
A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we...
The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make...
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and...
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
Consult duty not events.
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand,...
Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next...