When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
More quotes by Samuel Johnson
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.
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.
More quotes about Wisdom
That things are changed, and that nothing really perishes, and that the sum of matter remains exactly the same, is sufficiently certain.
Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals.
I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could.
Although the road is never ending, take a step and keep walking, do not look fearfully into the distance…on the path let the heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear.
Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done.
No God and no religion can survive ridicule. No political church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field, and live.
We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.