Samuel Johnson Quotes

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson

All intellectual improvement arises from leisure

Samuel Johnson

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.

Samuel Johnson

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.

Samuel Johnson

Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.

Samuel Johnson

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.

Samuel Johnson

Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.

Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.

Samuel Johnson

Grief is a species of idleness.

Samuel Johnson

Judgment is forced upon us by experience

Samuel Johnson

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.

Samuel Johnson

Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself

Samuel Johnson

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

Samuel Johnson

He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.

Samuel Johnson

Memory is the primary and fundamental power, without which there could be no other intellectual operation.

Samuel Johnson
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