(14 quotes found)
“Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.”
“Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty”
“Belief gets in the way of learning.”
“People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.”
“How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.”
“As the language of the face is universal, so 'tis very comprehensive; no laconism can reach it: 'Tis the short hand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room”
“Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.”
“True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.”
“Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.”
“In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.”
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