There is scarcely any writer who has not celebrated the happiness of rural privacy, and delighted himself and his reader with the melody of birds, the whisper of groves, and the murmur of rivulets
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he...
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and...
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary;...
Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.
A coxcomb is ugly all over with the effectation of a fine gentleman.
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
Hope is itself a species of happiness and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world...
If you want to be happy, be.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.