The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
Quote by William Hazlitt
A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.
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If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes,...
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The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never...
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
Walk groundly, talk profoundly, drink roundly, sleep soundly.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
Those who can command themselves command others.
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or if there is, they...
The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end...
Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite.
An accomplished coquette excites the passions of others, in proportion as she feels none herself
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires...
A Human Thought is an actual EXISTENCE, and a Force and Power, capable of acting...
It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a...