Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what...
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
Money confounds subordination.
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
In all pleasure hope is a considerable part
A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a...
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a...
In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
If our aim is to praise, we should forget to criticize; if our aim is...
Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some...
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Slavery is now no where more patiently endured, than in countries once inhabited by the...
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation...
There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is...
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a...