Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how...
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man...
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
The basis of all excellence is truth: he that professes love ought to feel its...
A vow is a snare for sin
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do...
Wise married women don't trouble themselves about infidelity in their husbands
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be...
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking...
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
Critics, like the rest of mankind, are very frequently misled by interest
Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people
Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform...
Revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude