From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
Hope is itself a species of happiness and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world...
It is natural for every man uninstructed to murmur at his condition, because, in the...
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
Language is the dress of thought.
The triumph of hope over experience
I would consent to have a limb amputated to recover my spirits
Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people
The man whose genius qualifies him for great undertakings must at least be content to...
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does...
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
Justice is indispensably and universally necessary, and what is necessary must always be limited, uniform,...
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be...
He who endeavors to please must appear pleased
Avarice is always poor
The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to...
I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of...
They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order...