Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
Quote by Sydney Smith
Live always in the best company when you read.
To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight.
Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time,...
That sign of old age, extolling the past at the expense of the present.
What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?
Man could direct his ways by plain reason, and support his life by tasteless food,...
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that...
To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be...
Heaven never helps the men who will not act.
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities...
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is...
I never read a book before previewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little...
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people...
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all,...