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
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion...
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he...
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink...
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down...
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise...
Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not...
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed...
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of...
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to...
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love,...