The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the...
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
Of all failures, to fail in a witticism is the worst, and the mishap is...
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and...
We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature.
Consult duty not events.
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
We talk on principle, but we act on interest
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss...
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to...
Great men always pay deference to greater.
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A...
The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make...
There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.