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Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
English author, critic, & lexicographer [more author details]
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A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
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Samuel Johnson
A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.
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A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.
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A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness.
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Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
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Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
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As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.
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Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
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Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
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Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
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Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
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Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
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He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
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Hope is necessary in every condition.
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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
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If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
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In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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