No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
Quote by Joseph Addison
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be...
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions...
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are...
Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor,...
Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about...
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love,...
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think...
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down...
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he...
He thought he was a wit, and he was half right.
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.