Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without...
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what...
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive
Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.
What ills from beauty spring
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
I am not so much inclined to wonder that marriage is sometimes unhappy, as that...
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
Hope is itself a species of happiness and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world...
In all pleasure hope is a considerable part
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write....
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live
He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of...
The books one reads in childhood, and perhaps most of all the bad and good...
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to...