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Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Samuel Johnson
September 18, 1709 - December 13, 1784
Nationality: English
Category: Author
Subcategory: English Author

Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.


The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.


Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.


I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.


Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.


What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.


It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.


The true art of memory is the art of attention.


Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.


Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.


Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.


He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything.


Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.


It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other.


He who praises everybody, praises nobody.


He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.


All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.


What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was proved true before, prove false again? Two hundred more.


The future is purchased by the present.


No man was ever great by imitation.


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