What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be...
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always...
He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of...
Advice is offensive, it shows us that we are known to others as well as...
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present
In the decline of life shame and grief are of short duration; whether it be...
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it...
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves,...
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong...
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is...
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
The basis of all excellence is truth: he that professes love ought to feel its...
Excellence always sells
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.