I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
It is better a man should be abused than forgotten.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of...
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
Where there is no difficulty there is no praise
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary;...
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures
Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue,...
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call...
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to...
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those...
To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
The purpose of a writer is to be read, and the criticism which would destroy...
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense....
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love,...
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love,...
A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.