Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted...
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with...
He that applauds him who does not deserve praise, is endeavoring to deceive the public;...
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
Language is the dress of thought.
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect...
Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
What ills from beauty spring
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want...
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
Round numbers are always false
That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our...
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a...
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few...