What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Quote by Joseph Addison
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness...
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their...
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily...
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
If men would consider not so much where they differ, as wherein they agree, there...
Jesters do often prove prophets.
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something...
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion...
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the...
He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider...
I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me...
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very...