Quotes

11 November 2014
It is wonderful to think how men of very large estates not only spend their yearly income, but are often actually in want of money. It is clear, they have not value for what they spend.
11 November 2014
Keeping accounts, Sir, is of no use when a man is spending his own money, and has nobody to whom he is to account. You won't eat less beef today, because you have written down what it cost yesterday.
11 November 2014
Its proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.
11 November 2014
Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.
11 November 2014
Man is not weak; knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
11 November 2014
I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.
11 November 2014
Life admits not of delays; when pleasure can be had, it is fit to catch it: every hour takes away part of the things that please us, and perhaps part of our disposition to be pleased.
11 November 2014
The highest panegyric, therefore, that private virtue can receive, is the praise of servants.
11 November 2014
Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal.
11 November 2014
Mrs. Montagu has dropped me. Now, Sir, there are people whom one should like very well to drop, but would not wish to be dropped by.

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