Of all failures, to fail in a witticism is the worst, and the mishap is the more calamitous in a drawn-out and detailed one
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to...
Consult duty not events.
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature.
Great men always pay deference to greater.
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss...
We talk on principle, but we act on interest
O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.
A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next...
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and...
It is easy to look down on others; to look down on ourselves is the...
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.