The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Justice is indispensably and universally necessary, and what is necessary must always be limited, uniform,...
He who endeavors to please must appear pleased
Sir, we are a nest of singing birds
There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is...
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted...
Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up...
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it...
Actions are visible, though motives are secret
There is nothing more fatal to a man whose business is to think than to...
Clear your mind of cant.
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is...
It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment...
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking...
I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.