Samuel Johnson Quotes

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.

Samuel Johnson

If we estimate dignity by immediate usefulness, agriculture is undoubtedly the first and noblest science.

Samuel Johnson

A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit.

Samuel Johnson

Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.

Samuel Johnson

Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.

Samuel Johnson

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

Samuel Johnson

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.

Samuel Johnson

In all pleasure hope is a considerable part

Samuel Johnson

Classical quotation is a parole of literary men all over the world.

Samuel Johnson

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

Samuel Johnson

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.

Samuel Johnson

There are charms made only for distance admiration.

Samuel Johnson

There are charms made only for distant admiration.

Samuel Johnson

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.

Samuel Johnson
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