Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others
Quote by Samuel Johnson
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He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
He that is pushing his predecessors into the gulf of obscurity, cannot but sometimes suspect,...
Pleasure itself is not a vice
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call...
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are...
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No man heartily hates him at who he can laugh
I should as soon think of contradicting a bishop
So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the...
Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals...
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those...
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking
That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our...
Don't you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware...
Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.