Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as a dutchess
Quote by Samuel Johnson
A woman of fortune being used the handling of money, spends it judiciously; but a...
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are...
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
Of all the griefs that harass the distressed, sure the most bitter is a scornful...
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward...
That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our...
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always...
In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence.
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation
In travelling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we...
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to...
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.