While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead we rate them by his best
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Money confounds subordination.
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense....
When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered is, how much...
Reason and truth will prevail at last
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect...
Advice is offensive, it shows us that we are known to others as well as...
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die
Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some...
All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted...
Whatever is attempted without previous certainty of success, may be considered as a project, and...
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do...
Round numbers are always false
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of...
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.