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
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
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He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect...
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No man heartily hates him at who he can laugh
Money confounds subordination.
It seems not more reasonable to leave the right of printing unrestrained, because writers may...
Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil but its duty, like that...
The commercial world is very frequently put into confusion by the bankruptcy of merchants, that...
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in...
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
As all error is meanness, it is incumbent on every man who consults his own...
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking...
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy
Less of your courtesy and more of your purse