That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments
Quote by Samuel Johnson
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it...
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted...
We owe few of the rules of writing to the acuteness of critics, who have...
Accustom your children constantly to this; if a thing happened at one window and they,...
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him...
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Time quickly puts an end to artificial and accidental fame
Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness
Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed.
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than...
Nudists are people who wear one-button suits
A patriot is he whose public conduct is regulated by one single motive, the love...
Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest...
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...