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Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
English author, critic, & lexicographer [more author details]
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Samuel Johnson
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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Samuel Johnson
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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Samuel Johnson
He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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Samuel Johnson
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
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Samuel Johnson
Hope is necessary in every condition.
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Samuel Johnson
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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Samuel Johnson
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
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Samuel Johnson
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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Samuel Johnson
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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Samuel Johnson
It is better to live rich than to die rich.
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Samuel Johnson
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
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Samuel Johnson
It is the doom of laziness and gluttony to be inactive without ease, and drowsy without tranquility.
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Samuel Johnson
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of summoning difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
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Samuel Johnson
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
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Samuel Johnson
Men have been wise in many different modes; but they have always laughed the same way.
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Samuel Johnson
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
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Samuel Johnson
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest,
Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
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Samuel Johnson
People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.
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Samuel Johnson
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
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Samuel Johnson
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