The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation; a feather and a guinea fall with equal velocity in a vacuum
Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable...
It is far more easy to acquire a fortune like a knave than to expend...
Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
He who knows himself knows others.
None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
Mystery is not profoundness.
Vice has more martyrs than virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to...
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion...
We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we...
It is a mortifying truth, and ought to teach the wisest of us humility, that...
Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple...
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.
In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good,...
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship...never.
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock...
You, the American people, have made our passage into the global information age an era...
National literature no longer means very much, the age of world literature is due.