Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expenses
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
If our aim is to praise, we should forget to criticize; if our aim is...
Nudists are people who wear one-button suits
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals...
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him...
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
The people is a very heterogeneous and confused mass of the wealthy and the poor,...
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary...
Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it.
In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence.
Players, Sir! I look upon them as no better than creatures set upon tables and...
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket;...
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we...
With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a...