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A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.   Life
A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar,...   Life
A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an ...   Life
A hardened and shameless tea drinker, who has for twenty years diluted...   Life
A Judge may be a farmer; but he is not to geld his own pigs. A Judge m...   Life
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.   Life
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.   Life
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads a...   Life
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of ...   Life
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of g...   Life
A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like t...   Life
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exal...   Life
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value...   Life
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easil...   Life
Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently peru...   Life
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil sh...   Life
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.   Life
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countrie...   Life
Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will ...   Life
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who...   Life
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualiti...   Life
Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of ...   Life
As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of th...   Life
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.   Life
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.   Life
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.   Life
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gol...   Life
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.   Life
Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are m...   Life
Boswell: That, Sir, was great fortitude of mind. Johnson: No, Sir, sta...   Life
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it i...   Life
But if he does really think that there is no distinction between virtu...   Life
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, b...   Life
Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be ...   Life
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.   Life
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage...   Life
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of ...   Life
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is somethi...   Life
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the b...   Life
Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible.   Life
Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.   Life
Do not suffer life to stagnate; it will grow muddy for want of motion:...   Life
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other m...   Life
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desi...   Life
Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confiden...   Life
Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only ho...   Life
Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy m...   Life
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he...   Life
Exercise is labor without weariness.   Life
Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for...   Life
Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil but its duty, like...   Life
Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had...   Life
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.   Life
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is r...   Life
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.   Life
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rath...   Life
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long ret...   Life
He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the win...   Life
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness ...   Life
He to whom many objects of pursuit arise at the same time, will freque...   Life
He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great.   Life
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.   Life
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by...   Life
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.   Life
He who sees different ways to the same end, will, unless he watches ca...   Life
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything...   Life
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happine...   Life
Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and l...   Life
Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with ...   Life
I am aware that by many persons, it is considered in the nature of a j...   Life
I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in li...   Life
I can't drink a little, therefore I never touch it. Abstinance is as e...   Life
I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarm...   Life
I had done all that I could; and no man is well pleased to have his al...   Life
I hate historic talk, and when Charles Fox said something to me once a...   Life
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of h...   Life
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.   Life
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquain...   Life
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...   Life
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.   Life
I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves...   Life
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government ot...   Life
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, ...   Life
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few t...   Life
If, sir, men were all virtuous, I should with great alacrity teach the...   Life
Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance.   Life
In a man's letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters a...   Life
In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.   Life
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without...   Life
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.   Life
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has d...   Life
It is advantageous to an author that his book should be attacked as we...   Life
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should ...   Life
It is better to live rich than to die rich.   Life
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometime...   Life
It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examin...   Life
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying...   Life
It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can b...   Life
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always adva...   Life
It is so far from being natural for a man and woman to live in a state...   Life
It is thus that mutual cowardice keeps us in peace. Were one half of m...   Life
It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would...   Life
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is n...   Life
It would add much to human happiness, if an art could be taught of for...   Life
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.   Life
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know whe...   Life
Language is the dress of thought.   Life
Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them t...   Life
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowled...   Life
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties,...   Life
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.   Life
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.   Life
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberatio...   Life
Like an image in a dream the world is troubled by love, hatred, and ot...   Life
Love is only one of many passions.   Life
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.   Life
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.   Life
Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grow...   Life
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.   Life
Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they cho...   Life
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of...   Life
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely give...   Life
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent...   Life
No man was ever great by imitation.   Life
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into...   Life
No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyran...   Life
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfacti...   Life
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hop...   Life
Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk an...   Life
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is alw...   Life
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.   Life
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first b...   Life
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.   Life
Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.   Life
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words ...   Life
Order is a lovely nymph, the child of Beauty and Wisdom; her attendant...   Life
Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sp...   Life
Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up a...   Life
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.   Life
Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tabl...   Life
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes...   Life
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.   Poetry
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.   Life
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will befor...   Life
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.   Life
Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you thi...   Life
Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eyes.   Life
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a gr...   Life
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are reven...   Life
Secure, whate'er he gives, he gives the best.   Life
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.   Life
Sings. Hope in every sphere of life is a privilege that attaches to ac...   Life
Sir, a man may be so much of everything, that he is nothing of anythin...   Life
Sir, you have but two topics, yourself and me. I am sick of both.   Life
Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on al...   Life
So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future...   Life
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two...   Life
So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcom...   Life
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wan...   Life
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an eq...   Life
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation...   Life
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to ca...   Life
That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong o...   Life
The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is no...   Life
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.   Life
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to w...   Life
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remem...   Life
The happiest part of a man's life is what he passes lying awake in bed...   Life
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any under...   Life
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, bu...   Life
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasur...   Life
The realisation that one is to be hanged in the morning concentrates t...   Life
The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts wh...   Life
The traveler that resolutely follows a rough and winding path will soo...   Life
The true art of memory is the art of attention.   Life
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him abso...   Life
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.   Life
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and inste...   Life
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.   Life
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one...   Life
The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are go...   Life
The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities a...   Life
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong pri...   Life
Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a litt...   Life
There are charms made only for distant admiration.   Life
There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced ...   Life
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much...   Life
There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are...   Life
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much...   Life
They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.   Life
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter an...   Life
This man [Lord Chesterfield] I thought had been a Lord among wits; but...   Life
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.   Life
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; f...   Life
Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single ...   Life
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to...   Life
To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore e...   Life
To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that ...   Life
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is foll...   Life
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.   Life
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human...   Life
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.   Life
Truth, Sir, is a cow, which will yield such people no more milk, and s...   Life
Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard...   Life
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have...   Life
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be foun...   Life
We could not have had a better dinner had there been a Synod of Cooks.   Life
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or grat...   Life
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chamb...   Life
What is easy is seldom excellent.   Life
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.   Life
What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a y...   Life
What provokes your risibility, Sir? Have I said anything that you unde...   Life
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with dili...   Life
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in Lo...   Life
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates hi...   Life
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversa...   Life
When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered i...   Life
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.   Life
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must...   Life
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.   Life
Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locke...   Life
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him ...   Life
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor...   Life
Words are but the signs of ideas.   Life
You can't be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in a m...   Life
You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. ...   Life
You never find people laboring to convince you that you may live very ...   Life
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when ...   Life
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good i...   Life