To act with common sense according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy is to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot; bless the goodness that has…
Quote by Horace Walpole
Common Sense Quotes
Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us...
The Methodists love your big sinners, as proper subjects to work upon.
The wisest prophets make sure of the event first.
I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them:...
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain...
This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other...
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel.
To act with common sense according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know;...
I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot...
We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second.
When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by...
It was easier to conquer it than to know what to do with it.
It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never puts dots over...
Old friends are the great blessings of one's later years. Half a word conveys one's...
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor...
A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
I would not miss your face, your neck, your hands, your limbs, your bosom and...