Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
Quote by William Hazlitt
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security...
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have...
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire...
Reflection makes men cowards.
One is always more vexed at losing a game of any sort by a single...
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a...
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is...
Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for...
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who...
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
The public have neither shame or gratitude.
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or if there is, they...