I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian
Quote by Samuel Johnson
A man will turn over half a library to make one book
Avarice is always poor
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done...
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some...
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without...
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not...
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those...
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth.
Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful
I have always said, the first Whig was the Devil~
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how...
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.