Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expenses
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never...
To prevent evil is the great end of government, the end for which vigilance and...
A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
The future is purchased by the present.
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend...
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
Disease is a physical process that generally begins that equality which death completes
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him...
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of...
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the...
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it...
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in...