The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Jesters do often prove prophets.
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and...
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills...
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
Through all eternity to thee, a joyful song I'll raise; for oh! Eternity's too short...
To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not...
A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that...
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The post of honour is a private station.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own...
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense,...
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a...
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be...
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of...