Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Most vices may be committed very genteelly: a man may debauch his friend's wife genteelly:...
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already...
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting...
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong...
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not...
What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that...
It is better a man should be abused than forgotten.
Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil but its duty, like that...
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes...
Memory is the primary and fundamental power, without which there could be no other intellectual...
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be...
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.