Samuel Johnson Quotes

The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.

Samuel Johnson

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Samuel Johnson

The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment

Samuel Johnson

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.

Samuel Johnson

Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like a shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.

Samuel Johnson

Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent

Samuel Johnson

Idleness and timidity often despair without being overcome, and forbear attempts for fear of being defeated; and we may promote the invigoration of faint endeavors, by showing what has already been performed.

Samuel Johnson

I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

Samuel Johnson

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.

Samuel Johnson

Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast, intimidates the brave, degrades the great.

Samuel Johnson

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

Samuel Johnson

A fishing pole is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool on the other

Samuel Johnson

Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off.

Samuel Johnson

He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.

Samuel Johnson

Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.

Samuel Johnson

Words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson
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