There are only three pleasures in life pure and lasting, and all derived from inanimate things -- books, pictures, and the face of nature.
Quote by William Hazlitt
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate...
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason
We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing...
Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it
One would imagine that books were, like women, the worse for being old : that...
A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every...
To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue...
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements....
No young man ever thinks he shall die.
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
Reflection makes men cowards.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or if there is, they...
The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.