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
In all pleasure hope is a considerable part
Large offers and sturdy rejections are among the most common topics of falsehood
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
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All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently...
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our...
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
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Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
Credulity is the common failing of inexperienced virtue; and he who is spontaneously suspicious may...
Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful
To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is...
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of 21, little did...
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
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Every good citizen makes his countrys honor his own, and cherishes it not only as...