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
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
But the greater, far the greater number of those who rave and rail (against the...
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled...
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking
He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own...
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals...
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
Truth allows no choice
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those...
If you would shut up any man with any woman, so as to make them...
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die
There is nothing more fatal to a man whose business is to think than to...
The great source of pleasure is variety
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
We owe to memory not only the increase of our knowledge, and our progress in...
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is...
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of...