Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt: nine out of ten have the inclination
Quote by William Hazlitt
Those who can command themselves command others.
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like...
The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It...
Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns...
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would...
So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays,...
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
The incentive to ambition is the love of power.
Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to...
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with...
Dandyism is a variety of genius.
Good temper is an estate for life
Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than...
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.