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
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who...
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is...
The more we do, the more we can do.
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit...
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
An accomplished coquette excites the passions of others, in proportion as she feels none herself
It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better,...
The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice
The public have neither shame or gratitude.
He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does...
The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are...
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from...
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their...