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All Quotes by author - Robert Hall
" A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity. "
" Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation. "
" In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best. "
" In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits. "
" Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom. "
" Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history. "
" We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days. "
" We should be more anxious that our afflictions should benefit us than that they should be speedily removed from us. "
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