Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it...
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in...
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are...
I have always said, the first Whig was the Devil~
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he...
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward...
The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and...
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his...
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
Critics, like the rest of mankind, are very frequently misled by interest
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you...
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.