I believe marriages would in general be as happy, and often more so, if they were all made by the Lord Chancellor, upon a due consideration of characters and circumstances, without the parties having any choice in the matter
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Controversies merely speculative are of small importance in themselves, however they may have sometimes heated...
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not...
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth.
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on...
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even...
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.
A man's greatest glory doesn't consist in never falling, but in rising every time he...
The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as...
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves,...
Attainment is followed by neglect, possession by disgust, and the malicious remark of the Greek...
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If...
If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you should not...
Happiness is never really so welcome as changelessness
How could a man ever trust in a woman's judgment when he knows she chose...