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
I would consent to have a limb amputated to recover my spirits
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Avarice is always poor
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to...
Beauty has often overpowered the resolutions of the firm, and the reasonings of the wise,...
The necessary connexion of representatives with taxes, seems to have sunk deep into many of...
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what...
Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from...
Reason and truth will prevail at last
Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue,...
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
Words are but the signs of ideas.
What signifies protesting so against flattery! when a person speaks well of one, it must...
Little people do not wear well under either extremes of fortune
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to...
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.