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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

Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.


We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.


Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.


Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.


I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.


He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.


I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.


In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.


I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.


One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.


I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual.


Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.


To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.


The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.


Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.


Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.


A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.


Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.


No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.


A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.


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