Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities
Quote by Samuel Johnson
So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the...
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write....
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on...
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most...
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole...
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until...
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures
From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise
A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is...
You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir,...
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never...
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
Love is only one of many passions.