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
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
The future is purchased by the present.
Wise married women don't trouble themselves about infidelity in their husbands
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are...
We owe few of the rules of writing to the acuteness of critics, who have...
There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is...
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong...
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done...
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those...
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the...
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always...
He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious; and he that becomes suspicious will quickly...
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Little people do not wear well under either extremes of fortune
Perhaps it's getting to be an act of courage to say the truth about her....
One with the courage to laugh is master of the world almost as much as...