Quotes 1 till 10 of 73.
English writer 1709-1784
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-1832
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
Sir William Temple
British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-1699
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
Frank Moore Colby
American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
Every man is his own chief enemy.
Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: - in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts the solid fact, instead of floating among cloud-pictures.
Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.
German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.