Memory cannot exist without endurance of the things perceived, and the thing perceived cannot remain where it has never been.
Quote by William Hazlitt
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton...
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they...
Without something to hate, we should lose the very spring of thought and action.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is...
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force...
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to...
Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the...
There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from...
Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security...
I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a...
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.