Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
As peace is the end of war, it is the end, likewise, of preparations for...
I would consent to have a limb amputated to recover my spirits
To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
To love their country has been considered as virtue in men, whose love could not...
To a poet nothing can be useless
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as...
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
Men hate more steadily than they love; and if I have said something to hurt...
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short...
They make a rout about universal liberty, without considering that all that is to be...
A vow is a snare for sin
Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation
The natural progress of the works of men is from rudeness to convenience, from convenience...
A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
To be free it is not enough to beat the system, one must beat the...
So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish...
Freedom doesnt mean an absence of all restrictions. It means possessing unshakable conviction in the...