Learning is the knowledge of that which is not generally known to others, and which we can only derive at second-hand from books or other artificial sources. The knowledge of that which is before us, or about us, which appeals…
Quote by William Hazlitt
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has...
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
Walk groundly, talk profoundly, drink roundly, sleep soundly.
I conceive that words are like money, not the worse for being common, but that...
If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit...
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does...
Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than...
It is not the errors of others, but our own miscalculations, on which we wreak...
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
The incentive to ambition is the love of power.
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with...
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
The busier we are the more leisure we have.