The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as...
Little people do not wear well under either extremes of fortune
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his...
That man (Lord Lyttelton) sat down to write a book, to tell the world what...
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
Politeness is one of those advantages which we never estimate rightly but by the inconvenience...
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what...
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Time quickly puts an end to artificial and accidental fame
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
Your aspirations are your possibilities.
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other...
Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal; and he may be properly charged with evil...
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are...
Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of...
Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice
I know that many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like...