Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.
Tomorrow is an old deceiver, and his cheat never grows stale.
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.
There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarming him. You have no business with consequences; you are to tell the truth.
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.