Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance
Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey...
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love,...
About the beginning of the seventeenth century appeared a race of writers that may be...
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes...
Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk...
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...
Round numbers are always false
A vow is a snare for sin
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to...
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than...
Habits wear more constantly and with greatest force than reason, which, when we have most...
Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.