In fame's temple there is always a niche to be found for rich dunces, importunate scoundrels, or successful butchers of the human race.
Who conquers indolence conquers all other hereditary sins.
'We only have two things to worry about......
One that things will never get back to normal And two that they already have!'
Open your mouth and purse cautiously, and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great.
Truth lies in a small compass! The Aristotelians say, all truth is contained in Aristotle, in one place or another. Galileo makes Simplicius say so, but shows the absurdity of that speech by answering all truth is contained in a lesser compass, namely, in the alphabet.
In the sallies of badinage a polite fool shines; but in gravity he is as awkward as an elephant disporting.
News-hunters have great leisure, with little thought; much petty ambition to be considered intelligent, without any other pretension than being able to communicate what they have just learned.
The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie.
The ill usage of every minute is a new record against us in heaven.
Indolent people, whatever taste they may have for society, seek eagerly for pleasure, and find nothing. They have an empty head and seared hearts.
We never read without profit if with the pen or pencil in our hand we mark such ideas as strike us by their novelty, or correct those we already possess.
There appears to exist a greater desire to live long than to live well! Measure by man's desires, he cannot live long enough; measure by his good deeds, and he has not lived long enough; measure by his evil deeds, and he has lived too long.
Age is suspicious but is not itself often suspected.
All our distinctions ire accidental; beauty and deformity, though personal qualities, are neither entitled to praise nor censure; yet it so happens that they color our opinion of those qualities to which mankind have attached responsibility.
Many have been ruined by their fortunes, and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little, and the little great.
Contempt is frequently regulated by fashion.
Laugh as loud as you please at your companion's wit; do not even smile at his folly.
Take care to be an economist in prosperity. There is no fear of your being one in adversity.
The weak may be joked out of anything but their weakness.
Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.
When ill news comes too late to be serviceable to your neighbor, keep it to yourself.
Many good qualities are not sufficient to balance a single want - the want of money.
Never suffer the prejudice of the eye to determine the heart.
Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.
Comedians are not usually actors, but imitations of actors.
There are few mortals so insensible that their affections cannot he gained by mildness, their confidence by sincerity, their hatred by scorn or neglect
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends