This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
Quote by Samuel Johnson
It is better to live rich than to die rich.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...
The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to...
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present
All intellectual improvement arises from leisure
Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
To us, who are regaled every morning and evening with intelligence, and are supplied from...
A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool...
For sorrow there is no remedy provided by nature; it is often occasioned by accidents...
We owe to memory not only the increase of our knowledge, and our progress in...
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not...
A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Lastly, do I vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things.