It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment seldom cures us of expectation, or has any effect other than that of producing a moral sentence or peevish exclamation
Quote by Samuel Johnson
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up...
Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
I have always said, the first Whig was the Devil~
He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of...
The great source of pleasure is variety
No man was ever great by imitation.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
No man heartily hates him at who he can laugh
Those that have loved longest love best.
Large offers and sturdy rejections are among the most common topics of falsehood
Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up...
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by...
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part...
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.