To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuffbox, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back
Quote by Thomas Browne Sr
Yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner
Certainly there is no happiness within this circle of flesh, nor is it in the...
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases
Vice may be had at all prices
By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve...
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good
A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will,...