Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it...
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Golf: A game in which you claim the privileges of age and retain the playthings...
There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as...
Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases
Money confounds subordination.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Words are but the signs of ideas.
He that has once concluded it lawful to resist power, when it wants merit, will...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was...