The future is purchased by the present
A cow is a very good animal in the field but we turn her out of a garden
A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing
Well, (said he), we had a good talk. BOSWELL Yes, Sir, you tossed and gored several persons.
A mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good
Disposition to derision and insult is awakened by the softness to foppery, the swell of insolence, the liveliness of levity, or the solemnity of grandeur by the sprightly trip, the stately stalk, the formal strut, and the lofty mein by gestures int
In the decline of life shame and grief are of short duration whether it be that we bear easily what we have borne long or that, finding ourselves in age less regarded, we less regard others or, that we look with slight regard upon afflictions to w
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates
One of the most pernicious effects of haste is obscurity
If I were punished for every pun I shed, there would not be left a puny shed of my punnish head
Claret is the liquor for boys port, for men but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy
Where there is no hope there can be no endeavor
No, Sir, you will have much more influence by giving or lending money where it is wanted, than by hospitality
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult
The arguments for purity of life fail of their due influence, not because they have been considered and confuted, but because they have been passed over without consideration
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it
Knowledge is of two kinds We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it.
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see
Justice is indispensably and universally necessary, and what is necessary must always be limited, uniform, and distinct
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas I wish, however, that the instrument might be less apt to decay, and that signs might be permanent, like the things they denote
Of the innumerable authors whose performances are thus treasured up in magnificent obscurity (in a library), most are forgotten, because they never deserved to be remembered
Sir, it is burning a farthing candle at Dover, to shew a light at Calais
Sorrow is the rust of the soul and activity will cleanse and brighten it.
Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion.