It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
Tag: Samuel Johnson
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
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 indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.