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
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have...
A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is...
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by...
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy...
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Little people do not wear well under either extremes of fortune
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
It is better to live rich than to die rich.
There is nothing more fatal to a man whose business is to think than to...
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up...
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
Most vices may be committed very genteelly: a man may debauch his friend's wife genteelly:...
Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on...
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Every reader, if he has a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates...
Joel, I'm not a concept. I want you to just keep that in your head....