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If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.


The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.


There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.


You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.




Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.


As is our confidence, so is our capacity.


Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.

  • war

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.


I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.


The most learned are often the most narrow minded.


Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!


The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.

  • actions

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.


We are all of us, more or less, the slaves of opinion.


Reflection makes men cowards.


Life is the art of being well deceived.


Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.


Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

  • prejudice

We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.


The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.


No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.


We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves.


Man is a make-believe animal -- he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.


The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.

  • friends

Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.


No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.


The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.


To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.


Good temper is an estate for life.


No truly great person ever thought themselves so.




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If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.


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When a thing ceases to be subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.


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Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!

  • affairs

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.


I do not think that what is called Love at first sight is so great an absurdity as it is sometimes imagined to be. We generally make up our minds beforehand to the sort of person we should like, grave or gay, black, brown, or fair; with golden tresses or raven locks; -- and when we meet with a complete example of the qualities we admire, the bargain is soon struck.

  • love

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.


The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.


The incentive to ambition is the love of power.


To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.


Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.

  • love

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There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

  • friends

The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.

  • friends

I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.

  • friends

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.


Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.

  • friends

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please --that is, as they please or displease us.

  • friends

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.


To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

  • friendship

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I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.

  • travel

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!

  • affairs

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.


Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.


Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive.


Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.

  • life

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The most learned are often the most narrow minded.

  • prejudice

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

  • prejudice

There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.

  • prejudice

No wise man can have a contempt for the prejudices of others; and he should even stand in a certain awe of his own, as if they were aged parents and monitors. They may in the end prove wiser than he.

  • prejudice

Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.

  • prejudice

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The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.


If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.


Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.

  • genius

Rules and models destroy genius and art.


Dandyism is a variety of genius.

  • genius

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He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.


Those who can command themselves command others.


Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.

  • grace

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.




The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.


People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.

  • career

The essence of poetry is will and passion.

  • poetry

The worst old age is that of the mind.

  • age

To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.


To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.


The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.


Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.

  • deceptionlying

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.


The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.


Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.


It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.


When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.


I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.

  • friends

A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.


Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.


Lest he should wander irretrievably from the right path, he stands still.

  • actions

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.

  • anger

If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.


There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!


We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.


Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.


To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us.

  • age

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.


Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.


There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.


Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.


We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.


Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.


Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

  • humor

Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.

  • poetry

The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.

  • genius

The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.

  • apt

The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity: of Spencer, remoteness: of Milton elevation and of Shakespeare everything.


The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.

  • love

We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.


They are the only honest hypocrites, their life is a voluntary dream, a studied madness.


The public have neither shame or gratitude.


The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.


Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.


The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.

  • life

The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.


The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.


Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do.

  • kindness

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

  • hypocrisy

It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.


If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.


Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken.

  • fashion

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.


If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.

  • commentators

The busier we are the more leisure we have.


We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.


If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.


He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.

  • afraid

One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.


The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.


Grace in women has more effect than beauty.

  • grace

We are not hypocrites in our sleep.


Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.

  • humility

We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.

  • actors

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.


The incentive to ambition is the love of power.

  • ambition

The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues.


The slaves of power mind the cause they have to serve, because their own interest is concerned; but the friends of liberty always sacrifice their cause, which is only the cause of humanity, to their own spleen, vanity, and self-opinion.

  • liberty

Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.

  • love

No young man ever thinks he shall die.


So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything.

  • authors

It is better to be able neither to read nor write than to be able to do nothing else.


Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive.

  • alive

The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.


A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer -- that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two.


A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.

  • identity

The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.


Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke.


Dandyism is a variety of genius.

  • genius

Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary: they believe what they are paid for -- they swear to that which turns to account. Do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left answering to the difference between truth and falsehood?


Comedy naturally wears itself out -- destroys the very food on which it lives; and by constantly and successfully exposing the follies and weaknesses of mankind to ridicule, in the end leaves itself nothing worth laughing at.


Zeal will do more than knowledge.


Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.

  • poetry

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.

  • career

The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.


I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free, and ending just where it began.


Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.


Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.

  • genius

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please --that is, as they please or displease us.

  • friends

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.


To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead.


Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.

  • prejudice

Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge. Books are less often made use of as spectacles to look at nature with, than as blinds to keep out its strong light and shifting scenery from weak eyes and indolent dispositions. The learned are mere literary drudges.

  • learning

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

  • knowledge

The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.

  • fame

If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.


Gallantry to women -- the sure road to their favor -- is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.


Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.

  • life

One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.


Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination.


Learning is its own exceeding great reward.


The way to get on in the world is to be neither more nor less wise, neither better nor worse than your neighbours.


General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.


The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.


We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.

  • nature

It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

  • travel

Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than to read or write; who, however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.


Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.

  • fame

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.

  • art

Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.

  • insults

First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man's look is the work of years; it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.


There is not a more mean, stupid, dastardly, pitiless, selfish, spiteful, envious, ungrateful animal than the Public. It is the greatest of cowards, for it is afraid of itself.


An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.


The poetical impression of any object is that uneasy, exquisite sense of beauty or power that cannot be contained within itself; that is impatient of all limit; that (as flame bends to flame) strives to link itself to some other image of kindred beauty or grandeur; to enshrine itself, as it were, in the highest forms of fancy, and to relieve the aching sense of pleasure by expressing it in the boldest manner.

  • poetry

There is nothing good to be had in the country, or if there is, they will not let you have it.


The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.

  • chiefly

There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.

  • prejudice

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.


We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason or even of self-interest. Even in the common transactions and daily intercourse of life, we are governed by whim, caprice, prejudice, or accident. The falling of a teacup puts us out of temper for the day; and a quarrel that commenced about the pattern of a gown may end only with our lives.


The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit of - the last he does not concern himself about.


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