Praise is so pleasing to the mind of man that it is the original of almost all of our actions
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Where there is no hope there can be no endeavor
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are...
It seems not more reasonable to leave the right of printing unrestrained, because writers may...
Beauty has often overpowered the resolutions of the firm, and the reasonings of the wise,...
I would consent to have a limb amputated to recover my spirits
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect...
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it.
Players, Sir! I look upon them as no better than creatures set upon tables and...
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Credulity is the common failing of inexperienced virtue; and he who is spontaneously suspicious may...
Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not...
He that hopes to look back hereafter with satisfaction upon past years must learn to...
What does not satisfy when we find it, was not the thing we were desiring.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work,...