Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
Quote by Samuel Johnson
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done...
The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread...
Wise married women don't trouble themselves about infidelity in their husbands
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades...
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm,...
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up...
Where there is no hope there can be no endeavor
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
He that hopes to look back hereafter with satisfaction upon past years must learn to...
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes...
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of...
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and... the unhappiest of all mortals...