Tomorrow is an old deceiver, and his cheat never grows stale.
More quotes by Samuel Johnson
Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged, must end in disappointment. If it be asked, what is the improper expectation which it is dangerous to indulge, experience will quickly answer, that it is such expectation as is dictated not by reason, but by desire; expectation raised, not by the common occurrences of life, but by the wants of the expectant; an expectation that requires the common course of things to be changed, and the general rules of action to be broken.
What provokes your risibility, Sir? Have I said anything that you understand? Then I ask pardon of the rest of the company.
More quotes about Wisdom
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother’s milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
As the Spanish proverb says, He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him. So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.