To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
Most vices may be committed very genteelly: a man may debauch his friend's wife genteelly:...
I should as soon think of contradicting a bishop
He that applauds him who does not deserve praise, is endeavoring to deceive the public;...
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how...
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see
There are few doors through which liberality, joined with good humor, cannot find its way.
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to...
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring...
Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice.
Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished by the choices other people make.