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
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Reason and truth will prevail at last
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the...
It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment...
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
Money confounds subordination.
Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
As all error is meanness, it is incumbent on every man who consults his own...
He that is pushing his predecessors into the gulf of obscurity, cannot but sometimes suspect,...
Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal; and he may be properly charged with evil...
A man's greatest glory doesn't consist in never falling, but in rising every time he...
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is...
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to...
Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder
You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the...
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose
The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a...