Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning
Quote by Samuel Johnson
He who endeavors to please must appear pleased
Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little...
Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
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Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves,...
All intellectual improvement arises from leisure
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up...
Your aspirations are your possibilities.
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those...
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
You can't be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in...
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Slavery is now no where more patiently endured, than in countries once inhabited by the...
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable...
For the greatest revolutionary changes on this earth would not have been thinkable if their...