I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Contributed by: Zaady
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as a source of it.
To do nothing is in everyone's power.
Many falsehoods are passing into uncontradicted history.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Source: Rasselas, 1759
Among the calamities of war may be numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.
When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Source: The Rambler, March 12, 1751
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