I conceive that words are like money, not the worse for being common, but that it is the stamp of custom alone that gives them circulation or value.
Quote by William Hazlitt
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it
Those who can command themselves command others.
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It...
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or if there is, they...
I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about
Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason
No wise man can have a contempt for the prejudices of others; and he should...
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and...
Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt: nine out of ten...
We must be doing something to be happy.
A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not...