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
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so...
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are...
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always...
Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument
Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal; and he may be properly charged with evil...
Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Accustom your children constantly to this; if a thing happened at one window and they,...
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part...
That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our...
It is no less a proof of eminence to have many enemies than many friends
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of...
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to...
The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going...
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to...
Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land, And don't criticize What you can't understand
Children need models rather than critics.