Quotes

11 November 2014
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that they escape the notice of others.
11 November 2014
Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things.
11 November 2014
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
11 November 2014
He that fails in his endeavours after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
11 November 2014
The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if those are not sufficient to sink them into infamy, an additional weight of calumny will be superadded.
11 November 2014
Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a grey one.
11 November 2014
There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.
11 November 2014
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
11 November 2014
The happiest part of a man's life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.
11 November 2014
The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed.

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