Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either...
As peace is the end of war, it is the end, likewise, of preparations for...
In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and...
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put...
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of...
It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be...
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted...
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious; and he that becomes suspicious will quickly...
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they...
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you...