The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.
No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
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.
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
We talk on principle, but we act on interest
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand,...
Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats...
Great men always pay deference to greater.
O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust...
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I...