There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes...
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expenses
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.
It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment...
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as...
Sir, we are a nest of singing birds
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
A coxcomb is ugly all over with the effectation of a fine gentleman.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals...
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of 21, little did...
Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled...
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language
A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands...
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us...
To quote copiously and well requires taste, judgment and erudition, a feeling for the beautiful,...