The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you...
He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own...
A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool...
What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that...
Round numbers are always false
Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of...
Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal; and he may be properly charged with evil...
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Truth allows no choice
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
It is no less a proof of eminence to have many enemies than many friends
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as...
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be...