Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument
Quote by Samuel Johnson
To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the...
Love is only one of many passions.
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to...
All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world...
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of...
Round numbers are always false
I have ever since (his wife's death) seemed to myself broken off from mankind; a...
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already...
The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going...
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by...
All intellectual improvement arises from leisure
It is no less a proof of eminence to have many enemies than many friends
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole...
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty...
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man...