I consider time as an in immense ocean, in which many noble authors are entirely swallowed up.
Joseph Addison Quotes
There is not, in my opinion, anything more mysterious in nature than this instinct in animals, which thus rise above reason, and yet fall infinitely short of it.
Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts, Old age is slow in both.
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
A man with great talents, but void of discretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong and blind, endued with an irresistible force, which for want of sight is of no use to him.
If men would consider not so much where they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent reliefs we receive from it and how […]