I soon found that wit, like every other power, has its boundaries; that its success depends upon the aptitude of others to receive impressions; and that as some bodies, indissoluble by heat, can set the furnace and crucible at defiance,…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted,...
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it...
Exercise is labor without weariness.
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
As peace is the end of war, it is the end, likewise, of preparations for...
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few...
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not...
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing...
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not...
No man is useless while he has a friend.
It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the...
Love, and you shall be loved