I have ever since (his wife's death) seemed to myself broken off from mankind; a kind of solitary wanderer in the wild of life, without any direction, or fixed point of view: a gloomy gazer on the world to which…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
Nudists are people who wear one-button suits
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to...
The accidental prescriptions of authority, when time has procured them veneration, are often confounded with...
Credulity is the common failing of inexperienced virtue; and he who is spontaneously suspicious may...
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done,...
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.
Slavery is now no where more patiently endured, than in countries once inhabited by the...
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of...
The mother of revolution and crime is poverty
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing...