To prevent evil is the great end of government, the end for which vigilance and severity are properly employed.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive
That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm,...
Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it.
He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious; and he that becomes suspicious will quickly...
Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up...
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from...
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will...
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to...
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of...
Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little...