Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
Quote by William Shenstone
William Shenstone Quotes
His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world.
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most...
Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you...
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a...
A fool and his words are soon parted.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself...
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people...
The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is...
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the...
The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think,...
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside...