Wit is the fetching of congruity out of incongruity
Quote by Joseph Addison
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of...
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily...
The important question is not what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but...
Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red...
When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of...
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider...
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable
A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments...
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of...
Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be...
Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey...
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
The well of true wit is truth itself