Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
Quote by William Hazlitt
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with...
So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays,...
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
No young man ever thinks he shall die.
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
There is not a more mean, stupid, dastardly, pitiful, selfish, spiteful, envious, ungrateful animal than...
To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to...
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security...
Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence...
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may...
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
The more we do, the more we can do.
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires...
Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to...
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue...
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.