Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already...
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
The natural progress of the works of men is from rudeness to convenience, from convenience...
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted...
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth.
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be...
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to...
If he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why,...
The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to...
No man was ever great by imitation.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
Those that have loved longest love best.
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed.
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing...
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
The attitude of gratitude keeps the mind renewed.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.