It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Contributed by: Zaady
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
To set the mind above the appetites is the end of abstinence, which if not a virtue, is the groundwork of a virtue.
Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like the shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.
Men seldom give pleasure when they are not pleased themselves.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought; our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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