Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can; and conquered they must be, or neither wisdom nor happiness can be attained: but those who are not yet subject to their influence may, by…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Beauty has often overpowered the resolutions of the firm, and the reasonings of the wise,...
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
No man heartily hates him at who he can laugh
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a...
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong...
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to...
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
Love is only one of many passions.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it...
The accidental prescriptions of authority, when time has procured them veneration, are often confounded with...
Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary;...
Language is the dress of thought.
Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up...
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it.
Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of...
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.