The united voice of millions cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood.
Hope, like the gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray.
Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies.
Philosophy can add to our happiness in no other manner but by diminishing our misery; it should not pretend to increase our present stock, but make us economists of what we are possessed of. Happy were we all born philosophers; all born with a talent of thus dissipating our own cares by spreading them upon all mankind.
Topics: Appreciation, Gratitude, Blessings
It has been a thousand times observed, and I must observe it once more, that the hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with fruition.
Topics: Realistic Expectations, Future, Hope
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough, and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.
A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home.
- Oscar Wilde Irish Poet
- George William Russell Irish Author, Poet
- Brendan Behan Irish Poet
- Jonathan Swift Irish Satirist
- Edmund Burke Irish Political leader
- William Butler Yeats Irish Poet
- James Joyce Irish Novelist
- Elizabeth Bowen Irish Novelist
- Laurence Sterne Irish Anglican Novelist
- Sheridan Le Fanu Irish Novelist