Praise is so pleasing to the mind of man that it is the original of almost all of our actions
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves,...
Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not...
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and...
The triumph of hope over experience
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can;...
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live
The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the...
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow
The great source of pleasure is variety
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call...
You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir,...
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
Forbidden things have a secret charm
All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.