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
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Let freedom never perish in your hands.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue
It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by...
From hence, let fierce contending nations know, What dire effects from civil discord flow
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.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes...
Nature uses extraordinarily ingenious techniques to avoid conflict and competition, and that cooperation is extraordinarily...
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor,...
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink...
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to...
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments;...
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts, Old age is slow in both.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless.
Such wicked people are detestable to the LORD, but he offers his friendship to the...
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.