No furniture is so charming as books.
Sydney Smith Quotes
I never read a book before reviewing it – it prejudices a man so.
Philosopher Malthus came here last week. I got an agreeable party for him of unmarried people. There was only one lady who had had a child; but he is a good-natured man, and, if there are no appearances of approaching fertility, is civil to every lady.
Do not assume that because I am frivolous I am shallow; I don’t assume that because you are grave you are profound.
In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book? or goes to an American play? or looks at an American picture or statue? What does the world yet owe to American physicians or surgeons? What new substances have their chemists discovered? or what old ones have they analyzed? What new constellations have […]
A wise man struggling with adversity is said by some heathen writer to be a spectacle on which the gods might look down with pleasure.