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
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted...
The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and...
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always...
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in...
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Exercise is labor without weariness.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
As peace is the end of war, it is the end, likewise, of preparations for...
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it...
What is easy is seldom excellent.
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his...
There is nothing more fatal to a man whose business is to think than to...
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole...
But the greater, far the greater number of those who rave and rail (against the...
I should as soon think of contradicting a bishop
The triumph of hope over experience
There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge,...
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.