The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and we are forced to supply its deficiencies by recollection or anticipation.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and...
There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community,...
A woman of fortune being used the handling of money, spends it judiciously; but a...
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always...
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
Avarice is always poor
I have no more pleasure in hearing a man attempting wit and failing, than in...
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as...
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at...
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavours to appropriate the esteem or...
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can;...
Reason and truth will prevail at last
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we...
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.
This above all; to thine own self be true.