It is peculiarly the business of a monitor to keep his own reputation untainted, lest those who can once charge him with partiality, should indulge themselves afterwards in disbelieving him at pleasure
Quote by Samuel Johnson
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to...
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love,...
Nature is a hanging judge
Money confounds subordination.
Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil but its duty, like that...
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not...
Large offers and sturdy rejections are among the most common topics of falsehood
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying...
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
It is a man's own fault, it is from want of use, if his mind...
Of all the griefs that harass the distressed, sure the most bitter is a scornful...
In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary...
I am not so much inclined to wonder that marriage is sometimes unhappy, as that...
Dr Blair . . . asked . . . whether he thought any man of...
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
A man will turn over half a library to make one book
Study from new books but from old teachers.
Koch has committed egocide with this book.