Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.
Quote by William Shenstone
William Shenstone Quotes
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself...
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
A fool and his words are soon parted.
Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep...
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people...
His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world.
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the...
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside...
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most...
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think,...
The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you...
Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is...