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Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
English author, critic, & lexicographer [more author details]
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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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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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Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
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Men have been wise in many different modes; but they have always laughed the same way.
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Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
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Of all the griefs that harass the distrest,
Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
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People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.
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Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
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Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
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Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
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Such seems to be the disposition of man, that whatever makes a distinction produces rivalry.
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The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
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The world is not yet exhaused; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
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There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.
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Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt.
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We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
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What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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