Samuel johnson Quotes

"Wine makes a man more pleased with h...

"Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"A man may be so much of e...

"A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"To marry a second time rep...

"To marry a second time represents the triumph of hope over experience" - Samuel Johnson
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"Liberty is, to the lowest rank of ev...

"Liberty is, to the lowest rank of every nation, little more than the choice of working or starving." - Samuel Johnson
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Patriotism is the ...

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel :- Samuel Johnson
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β€œGreat works are performe...

β€œGreat works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” - Samuel Johnson
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"Integrity without knowledge is weak and...

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." β€” Samuel Johnson
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β€œPeople need to be reminded...

β€œPeople need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed” - Samuel Johnson
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"My dear friend, ...

"My dear friend, clear your mind of cant." - Samuel Johnson
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It is more from carelessness about truth t...

It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentional lying, that there is so much falsehood in the world. – Samuel Johnson
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β€œAlmost every man wastes part of his ...

β€œAlmost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he doesn't possess.” ― Samuel Johnson
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β€œPrejudice, not being found...

β€œPrejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument.” ― Samuel Johnson
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"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themsel...

"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult." β€” Samuel Johnson
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β€œHuman life is everywhere a state ...

β€œHuman life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured and little to be enjoyed.” --Samuel Johnson
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β€œHe who makes a beast of hi...

β€œHe who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” ― Samuel Johnson
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"A man may be so much of e...

"A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"Patriotism is the ...

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"The true measure of a man is ho...

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” β€” Samuel Johnson
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"As I know more of mankind I expect less of the...

"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." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"The true measure of a man is ho...

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." β€” Samuel Johnson
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β€œHe who makes a beast of hi...

β€œHe who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” ― Samuel Johnson
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"A fishing rod is a stick wi...

"A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"Integrity without knowledge is weak and...

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." β€” Samuel Johnson
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β€˜Great works are performe...

β€˜Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.’ Samuel Johnson.
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"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themsel...

"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"A cucumber should be well-sliced...

"A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"Almost all absurdity of conduct a...

"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"Be not too hasty to trust or to admire the...

"Be not too hasty to trust or to admire the teachers of morality: they discourse like angels, but they live like men." ― Samuel Johnson
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"People need to be reminded...

"People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed." β€” Samuel Johnson
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β€œI hate mankind, for I think mys...

β€œI hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.” ― Samuel Johnson
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"What is written without e...

"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure." β€” Samuel Johnson
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β€œThe chains of habit are too wea...

β€œThe chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” β€” Samuel Johnson
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"There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that ...

"There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good." β€” Samuel Johnson
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"Patriotism is the ...

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson
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"All theory is against fre...

"All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it." - Samuel Johnson
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β€œHell is paved with good intenti...

β€œHell is paved with good intentions.” β€” Samuel Johnson, John Ray, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and others
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"He who makes a beast out o...

"He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man" ~Samuel Johnson
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"He who makes a beast of hi...

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man." -- Samuel Johnson
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Patriotism is the ...

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Samuel Johnson
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"It matters not how a man dies, but how he...

"It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time." - Samuel Johnson
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"The true measure of a man is ho...

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." Samuel Johnson
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"He who makes a beast of h...

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being human" - Samuel Johnson
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"Excellence in any department can be attained...

"Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price. " β€” Samuel Johnson
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"Integrity without knowledge is weak and u...

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." Samuel Johnson, writer
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"Kindness is in our p...

"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." - Samuel Johnson
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If a man does not make new acquaintanc...

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone.β€”Samuel Johnson
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Nothing will ever be attempted...

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. Samuel Johnson
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"Every man wishes to be wise, a...

"Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning." -Samuel Johnson
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"It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to ...

"It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done." -Samuel Johnson: in Boswell's Life, 1770
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No one ever does something cons...

No one ever does something consciously for the last time without feeling a little sad.β€”Samuel Johnson
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"I have always considered it as treason against th...

"I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him. " β€” Samuel Johnson
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β€œLife is not long, and too much of it...

β€œLife is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation on how it should be spent.” ~ Samuel Johnson
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Your work is both good and original. Unfortuna...

Your work is both good and original. Unfortunately the part that's good is not original, and the part that's original is not good.β€”Samuel Johnson
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β€œOf the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content. No man can taste the fr...

β€œOf the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content. No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of the spring: no man can, at the same time, fill his cup from the source and from the mouth of the Nile.” - Samuel Johnson
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"The true measure of a man is ho...

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson
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"A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and...

"A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still." -Samuel Johnson
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