To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
More quotes by Samuel Johnson
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual.
Its proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.
Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity.
More quotes about Wisdom
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.