Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on which it is long detained
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in...
That we must all die, we always knew; I wish I had remembered it sooner.
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
He who endeavors to please must appear pleased
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.
Where there is no hope there can be no endeavor
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
As all error is meanness, it is incumbent on every man who consults his own...
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy,...
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so...
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of...
Do not hope wholly to reason away your troubles; do not feed them with attention,...
Language is the dress of thought; and as the noblest mien or most graceful action...
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting...
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write....
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.