The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
A man will turn over half a library to make one book
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not...
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise
Beauty has often overpowered the resolutions of the firm, and the reasonings of the wise,...
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals...
In travelling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
He that is pushing his predecessors into the gulf of obscurity, cannot but sometimes suspect,...
Where there is no difficulty there is no praise
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expenses
Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some...
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love...
Power without abuse loses its charm
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and...