There is nothing more fatal to a man whose business is to think than to have learned the art of regaling his mind with airy gratifications
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Avarice is always poor
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to...
The future is purchased by the present.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes...
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise
Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some...
Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community,...
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying...
For sorrow there is no remedy provided by nature; it is often occasioned by accidents...
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness...
A fishing pole is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool...
Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of...
Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs
The boy who expects every morning to open into a new world finds that today...