Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age...
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by...
Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to...
There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.
Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion...
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the...
We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we...
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice
We talk on principle, but we act on interest
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A...
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.
The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make...
Great men always pay deference to greater.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.