Attainment is followed by neglect, possession by disgust, and the malicious remark of the Greek epigrammatist on marriage may be applied to many another course of life, that its two days of happiness are the first and the last
Quote by Samuel Johnson
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What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting...
You can't be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in...
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes...
Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to...
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
Love is only one of many passions.
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
It is a man's own fault, it is from want of use, if his mind...
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
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Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do...
They make a rout about universal liberty, without considering that all that is to be...
The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.
Liberty has restraints but no frontiers