To love their country has been considered as virtue in men, whose love could not be otherwise than blind, because their preference was made without, a comparison; but it has never been my fortune to find, either in ancient or…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
It is peculiarly the business of a monitor to keep his own reputation untainted, lest...
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm,...
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and... the unhappiest of all mortals...
Where there is no difficulty there is no praise
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...
Credulity is the common failing of inexperienced virtue; and he who is spontaneously suspicious may...
So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the...
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
In all pleasure hope is a considerable part
To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the...
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
I didn't practice abstinence, I perfected it.
Abstinence! Sex free is the way to be!