Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man...
If our aim is to praise, we should forget to criticize; if our aim is...
You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir,...
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to...
From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Where there is no hope there can be no endeavor
Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not...
Language is the dress of thought.
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of...
Slavery is now no where more patiently endured, than in countries once inhabited by the...
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of...
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
It was cold, and he was coughing. A fine cold draught blew over the knoll....
I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it
There was much in such a society that was primitive and insecure and it certainly...