That man (Lord Lyttelton) sat down to write a book, to tell the world what the world had all his life been telling him
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Reason and truth will prevail at last
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend...
Justice is indispensably and universally necessary, and what is necessary must always be limited, uniform,...
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
One of the amusements of idleness is reading without the fatigue of close attention; and...
Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love,...
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
No man was ever great by imitation.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals...
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than...
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up...
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.