Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it...
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it...
There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge,...
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and...
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of...
A vow is a snare for sin
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases
I can't drink a little, therefore I never touch it. Abstinance is as easy for...
I should as soon think of contradicting a bishop
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Dr Blair . . . asked . . . whether he thought any man of...
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend...
The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage...
Truth may walk through the world unarmed