Samuel Johnson Quotes

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

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

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

Samuel Johnson

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

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

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
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