Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary; to men of real science, they are tools: but more are tools to them.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are...
Whatever is attempted without previous certainty of success, may be considered as a project, and...
Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly...
A coxcomb is ugly all over with the effectation of a fine gentleman.
Nudists are people who wear one-button suits
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation...
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
There are few doors through which liberality, joined with good humor, cannot find its way.
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
Your aspirations are your possibilities.
Example is always more efficacious than precept.
It is a man's own fault, it is from want of use, if his mind...
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
It is better to live rich than to die rich.
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting...
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either...