The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.
In all pleasure hope is a considerable part
The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
All intellectual improvement arises from leisure
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like a shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.
A fishing pole is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool on the other
Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.
Judgment is forced upon us by experience
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself
Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others