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
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book
The insolence of wealth will creep out
Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part...
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never...
Money confounds subordination.
You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the...
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of...
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you...
It is better to live rich than to die rich.
The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted,...
Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it...
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have...
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
This we can all bear witness to, living as we do plagued by unremitting anxiety...