Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to...
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
Praise is so pleasing to the mind of man that it is the original of...
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short...
Exercise is labor without weariness.
There are few doors through which liberality, joined with good humor, cannot find its way.
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole...
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence,...
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
If you would shut up any man with any woman, so as to make them...
He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of...
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking...
Nature is a hanging judge
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write....
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.