Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.
More quotes by Samuel Johnson
The real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
More quotes about Wisdom
Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.