Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of his pride, they are at least sufficient to animate his industry
Quote by Samuel Johnson
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a...
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either...
Reason and truth will prevail at last
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you...
To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth.
In travelling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not...
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
About the beginning of the seventeenth century appeared a race of writers that may be...
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
Marriage, Sir, is much more necessary to a man than to a woman; for he...
There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state,...
A tyrant is most tyrant to himself