Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense, but good men starve for want of impudence.
Quote by John Dryden
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides...
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the...
Love is hard work; and hard work sometimes hurts!
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth, that testified surprise
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise...
Repentance is but want of power to sin.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.
Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs...
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, But Genius must be born; and...
He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and...
Talent is a flame, but genius is a fire.