There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow
Quote by Samuel Johnson
The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket;...
He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of...
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
There is nothing more fatal to a man whose business is to think than to...
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the...
Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it.
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy,...
Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of...
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...
Nudists are people who wear one-button suits
You can't be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in...
Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen
Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole...
Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books...