This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole...
To love their country has been considered as virtue in men, whose love could not...
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing...
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Love is only one of many passions.
Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend...
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be...
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so...
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves,...
Each successive phrase of our life leads toward a shared future where our climaxes, stumbles,...
Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in...
Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.