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
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
He that hopes to look back hereafter with satisfaction upon past years must learn to...
Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not...
All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people
I am not so much inclined to wonder that marriage is sometimes unhappy, as that...
To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is...
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.
That man (Lord Lyttelton) sat down to write a book, to tell the world what...
Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of...
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
That we must all die, we always knew; I wish I had remembered it sooner.
Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal; and he may be properly charged with evil...
Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on...
Every single person on the planet has a story. Don't judge people before you truly...
It is only an error in judgment to make a mistake, but it shows infirmity...