Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey of a wit to his home town: yet such pleasures and such pains make up the general mass of life; and as nothing is little…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Whatever is attempted without previous certainty of success, may be considered as a project, and...
Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels...
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Nature is a hanging judge
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument
The insolence of wealth will creep out
The great source of pleasure is variety
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing...
I soon found that wit, like every other power, has its boundaries; that its success...
Truth allows no choice
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of...
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
I would consent to have a limb amputated to recover my spirits
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber...
The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is...