One is always more vexed at losing a game of any sort by a single hole or ace, than if one has never had a chance of winning it
Quote by William Hazlitt
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force...
The public is so in awe of its own opinion that it never dares to...
You will hear more good things on the outside of a stagecoach from London to...
It is not the errors of others, but our own miscalculations, on which we wreak...
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of...
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would...
A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every...
Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.
Good temper is an estate for life
There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may...
The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no...
The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of...
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.