Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary...
To a poet nothing can be useless
He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious; and he that becomes suspicious will quickly...
Language is the dress of thought.
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for...
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short...
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
Before marriage a woman is pensive, after marriage, expensive
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
Attainment is followed by neglect, possession by disgust, and the malicious remark of the Greek...
The basis of all excellence is truth: he that professes love ought to feel its...
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is...
No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark...
We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight.
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a...