The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
Quote by William Shenstone
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you...
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside...
Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself...
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most...
Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world.
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people...
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the...
Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men...
A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind.
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a...
Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
A fool and his words are soon parted.
The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is...