When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may…
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Example is always more efficacious than precept.
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Round numbers are always false
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other...
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for...
Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of...
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
It is no less a proof of eminence to have many enemies than many friends
Dr Blair . . . asked . . . whether he thought any man of...
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his...
Language is the dress of thought.
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to...
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not...
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
Imitation is suicide
Imitation is the sincerest flattery