Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush'd or trodden to the ground, diffuse their balmy sweets around.
Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
For just experience tells, in every soil, That those who think must govern those who...
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest
How happy he who crowns in shades like these, A youth of labour with an...
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it...
The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he...
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive...
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice,...
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise...
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he...
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and...