Samuel Johnson Quotes

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.

Samuel Johnson

Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates

Samuel Johnson

Of all the griefs that harass the distressed, sure the most bitter is a scornful jest

Samuel Johnson

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.

Samuel Johnson

The triumph of hope over experience

Samuel Johnson

In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence

Samuel Johnson

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.

Samuel Johnson

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.

Samuel Johnson

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us

Samuel Johnson

To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when we are not well.

Samuel Johnson

The future is purchased by the present

Samuel Johnson

Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others

Samuel Johnson

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.

Samuel Johnson

Where there is no difficulty there is no praise.

Samuel Johnson

None can be pleased without praise, and few can be praised without falsehood.

Samuel Johnson

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.

Samuel Johnson
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