That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own self-esteem
Quote by Samuel Johnson
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong...
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than...
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
I should as soon think of contradicting a bishop
Wise married women don't trouble themselves about infidelity in their husbands
Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
The future is purchased by the present.
The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread...
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong...
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die
No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want...
It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment...
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either...
Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and...
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from...
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.