The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two...
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to...
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give...
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
Little people do not wear well under either extremes of fortune
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short...
Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
To fix the thoughts by writing, and subject them to frequent examinations and reviews, is...
It is better to live rich than to die rich.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to...
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.