Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English lexicographer, literary critic, essayist and poet of the Enlightenment
I remember very well, when I was at Oxford, an old gentleman said to me, "Young man, ply your book diligently now, and acquire a stock of knowledge; for when years come upon you, you will find that poring upon books will be but an irksome task.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Philosophy has often attempted to repress insolence by asserting that all conditions are leveled by death; a position which, however it may defect the happy, will seldom afford much comfort to the wretched.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The future is bought with the present.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.More Samuel Johnson quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
These papers of the day have uses more adequate to the purposes of common life than more pompous and durable volumes.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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