Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted.
More quotes by Samuel Johnson
A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation — a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something.
Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
More quotes about Wisdom
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.