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
Sir, we are a nest of singing birds
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
Advice is offensive, it shows us that we are known to others as well as...
You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the...
If our aim is to praise, we should forget to criticize; if our aim is...
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves,...
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already...
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence,...
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting...
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently...
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
Words are but the signs of ideas.
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for...
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing...