A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
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- Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
- Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
- Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.
- Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
- The trade of advertising is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good, I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly with our passions.
- Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.