Whatever is attempted without previous certainty of success, may be considered as a project, and amongst narrow minds may, therefore, expose its author to censure and contempt; and if the liberty of laughing be once indulged, every man will laugh…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
He who endeavors to please must appear pleased
Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.
Sir, we are a nest of singing birds
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and...
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not...
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy,...
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author
The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to...
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
For sorrow there is no remedy provided by nature; it is often occasioned by accidents...
From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise
To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of...
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be...
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing...
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.