Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English lexicographer, literary critic, essayist and poet of the Enlightenment
He that floats lazily down the stream, in pursuit of something borne along by the same current, will find himself indeed moved forward; but unless he lays his hand to the oar, and increases his speed by his own labour, must be always at the same distance from that which he is following.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.More Samuel Johnson quotes [08/09/2011 03:08:19]
Patron: One who countenances, supports or protects. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is repaid in flattery.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The art of the writer, like that of the player, is attained by slow degrees. The power of distinguishing and discriminating comick characters, or of filling tragedy with poetical images, must be the gift of nature, which no instruction nor labour can supply; but the art of dramatick disposition, the contexture of the scenes, the involution of the plot, the expedients of suspension, and the strategems of surprise, are to be learned by practice.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual.More Samuel Johnson quotes [08/09/2011 03:08:15]

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