How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to be false? Few parents act in such a manner as much to enforce their maxims by the credit of their lives.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
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Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is...
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already...
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them...
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
A woman of fortune being used the handling of money, spends it judiciously; but a...
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense....
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently...
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last
'Will you retire?' 'When they put me in the grave, I want to have a...
Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light