Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English lexicographer, literary critic, essayist and poet of the Enlightenment
Censure is willingly indulged, because it always implies some superiority: men please themselves with imagining that they have made a deeper search, or wider survey than others, and detected faults and follies which escape vulgar observation.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To fix the thoughts by writing, and subject them to frequent examinations and reviews, is the best method of enabling the mind to detect its own sophisms, and keep it on guard against the fallacies which it practices on othersMore Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By those who look close to the ground dirt will be seen. I hope I see things from a greater distance.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man is a transitory being, and his designs must partake of the imperfections of their author. To confer duration is not always in our power. We must snatch the present moment, and employ it well, without too much solicitude for the future, and content ourselves with reflecting that our part is performed. He that waits for an opportunity to do much at once, may breathe out his life in idle wishes, and regret, in the last hour, his useless intentions and barren zeal.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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