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
There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that...
In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary...
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from...
Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly...
Politeness is one of those advantages which we never estimate rightly but by the inconvenience...
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own...
The great source of pleasure is variety
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them...
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense....
Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue,...
To a poet nothing can be useless
Money confounds subordination.
Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from...
He that lives upon hope will die fasting
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies