My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A...
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next...
There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie...
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand,...
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to...
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and...
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the...
The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by...
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.