Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
Category: Thoughts And Thinking
I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.
Category: Travel And Tourism
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.
The thing is plain. All that men really understand, is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know, and motives to study or practice. The rest is affectation and imposture.
The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
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.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity: of Spencer, remoteness: of Milton elevation and of Shakespeare everything.
Category: Writers And Writing