Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
Fanaticism soberly defined, is the false fire of an over heated mind.
Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism
The man that hails you Tom or Jack, and proves by thumps upon your back how he esteems your merit, is such a friend, that one had need be very much his friend indeed to pardon or to bear it.
Category: Friends And Friendship
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing.
The darkest day, If you live till tomorrow will have past away.
The life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
Man disavows, and Deity disowns me: hell might afford my miseries a shelter; therefore hell keeps her ever-hungry mouths all bolted against me.