Those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring a reputation superior to names hourly swept away by time among the refuse of fame, should add to their reason and their spirit the power…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him...
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done...
To a poet nothing can be useless
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes...
Nudists are people who wear one-button suits
Time quickly puts an end to artificial and accidental fame
The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread...
Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder
It is better a man should be abused than forgotten.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in...
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted...
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...
My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.