When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of the serpent in his composition, he becomes ridiculous in many circumstances of life, and very often discredits his best actions
Quote by Joseph Addison
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and...
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise...
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness...
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable
The post of honour is a private station.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own...
It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has...
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Wit is the fetching of congruity out of incongruity
Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long...
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
Nature uses extraordinarily ingenious techniques to avoid conflict and competition, and that cooperation is extraordinarily...
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily...
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.