He that is pushing his predecessors into the gulf of obscurity, cannot but sometimes suspect, that he must himself sink in like manner, and, as he stands upon the same precipice, be swept away with the same violence
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until...
Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
I am not so much inclined to wonder that marriage is sometimes unhappy, as that...
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always...
The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the...
In all pleasure hope is a considerable part
I would consent to have a limb amputated to recover my spirits
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than...
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes...
We owe to memory not only the increase of our knowledge, and our progress in...
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
Disease is a physical process that generally begins that equality which death completes
If you would shut up any man with any woman, so as to make them...
All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon...
Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life...