No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the...
Attainment is followed by neglect, possession by disgust, and the malicious remark of the Greek...
All intellectual improvement arises from leisure
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth
Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary;...
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of...
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so...
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expenses
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey...
That man (Lord Lyttelton) sat down to write a book, to tell the world what...
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that...
Only one hour in a day is more pleasurable than the hour spent in bed...