Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Attainment is followed by neglect, possession by disgust, and the malicious remark of the Greek...
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels...
Nature is a hanging judge
Do not hope wholly to reason away your troubles; do not feed them with attention,...
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do...
Slavery is now no where more patiently endured, than in countries once inhabited by the...
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for...
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
Money confounds subordination.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
Wisdom is a comb given to a man once he is bald.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.