What signifies protesting so against flattery! when a person speaks well of one, it must either be true or false, you know; if true, let us rejoice in his good opinion; if he lies, it is a proof at least…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little...
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
The accidental prescriptions of authority, when time has procured them veneration, are often confounded with...
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not...
Golf: A game in which you claim the privileges of age and retain the playthings...
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put...
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not...
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he...
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
It is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination
Truth allows no choice
Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey...
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will...
A lost friendship is an enemy won.
A relationship shouldnt ruin a friendship, but a friendship shouldnt ruin a relationship either.