Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive
Reason and truth will prevail at last
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as...
There is scarcely any writer who has not celebrated the happiness of rural privacy, and...
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call...
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so...
A man will turn over half a library to make one book
To a poet nothing can be useless
All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it
No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want...
Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part...
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world...
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it...
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...
The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as...