Samuel Johnson Quotes

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

Exercise is labor without weariness.

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

The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence

Samuel Johnson

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.

Samuel Johnson

Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

Samuel Johnson

The poor and the busy have no leisure for sentimental sorrow.

Samuel Johnson

Affectation is to be always distinguished from hypocrisy as being the art of counterfeiting those qualities, which we might with innocence and safety, be known to want. Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy; affectation part of the chosen trappings of folly

Samuel Johnson

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw be

Samuel Johnson

No mind is much employed upon the present; recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.

Samuel Johnson

Where there is no difficulty there is no praise.

Samuel Johnson
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