A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
The future is purchased by the present.
/ Samuel Johnson