Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as a dutchess
Quote by Samuel Johnson
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done...
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it...
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but...
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author
The triumph of hope over experience
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from...
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole...
Large offers and sturdy rejections are among the most common topics of falsehood
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently...
Language is the dress of thought; and as the noblest mien or most graceful action...
Our native language is like a second skin, so much a part of us we...
The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing...
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too