Samuel Johnson Quotes

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.

Samuel Johnson

Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt

Samuel Johnson

The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence.

Samuel Johnson

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.

Samuel Johnson

A man guilty of poverty easily believes himself suspected.

Samuel Johnson

Evil is uncertain in the same degree as good, and for the reason that we ought not to hope too securely, we ought not to fear with too much dejection

Samuel Johnson

Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on which it is long detained

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

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.

Samuel Johnson

Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.

Samuel Johnson

Language is the only instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson

I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations

Samuel Johnson

The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.

Samuel Johnson

That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments

Samuel Johnson
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