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
To a poet nothing can be useless
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
The natural progress of the works of men is from rudeness to convenience, from convenience...
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so...
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
Marriage is the best state for man in general, and every man is a worst...
A vow is a snare for sin
About the beginning of the seventeenth century appeared a race of writers that may be...
Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.
Those that have loved longest love best.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with...
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation...
While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and...
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted...
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Hope is itself a species of happiness and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world...
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
Parrots mimic their owners. Their owners consider that a sign of intelligence.
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.