The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.

Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

Some suggestions for you :

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.

Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.

The young man till thirty, never feels practically that he is mortal. He knows it indeed, and, if need were, he could preach a homily on the fragility of life; but he brings it not home to himself, any more than in a hot June we can appropriate to our imagination the freezing days of December.

Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.

Time partially reconciles us to anything.

Rather was it not a series of seven uneasy days, spent in restless pursuit of pleasure, and a wearisome anxiety to find out how to make the most of them? Where was the quiet, where the promised rest?

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.

Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.

Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and all rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door.

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Cultivate simplicity or rather should I say banish elaborateness, for simplicity springs spontaneous from the heart.

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.