It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius,...
The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life......
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments...
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion...
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already...
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of...
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes...
He thought he was a wit, and he was half right.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of...
Modesty is the conscience of the body.