The accidental prescriptions of authority, when time has procured them veneration, are often confounded with the laws of nature, and those rules are supposed coeval with reason, of which the first rise cannot be discovered
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than...
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in...
Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can;...
For sorrow there is no remedy provided by nature; it is often occasioned by accidents...
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short...
From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise
The purpose of a writer is to be read, and the criticism which would destroy...
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want...
Little people do not wear well under either extremes of fortune
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
A jest breaks no bones
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
The man whose genius qualifies him for great undertakings must at least be content to...
My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation...