Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of...
A woman of fortune being used the handling of money, spends it judiciously; but a...
Memory is the primary and fundamental power, without which there could be no other intellectual...
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love,...
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to...
What ills from beauty spring
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will...
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
To love their country has been considered as virtue in men, whose love could not...
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of...
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to...
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of...
The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread...
It is the business of little minds to shrink
Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.