Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English lexicographer, literary critic, essayist and poet of the Enlightenment
Advice is offensive, not because it lays us open to unexpected regret, or convicts us of any fault which had escaped our notice, but because it shows us that we are known to others as well as to ourselves; and the officious monitor is persecuted with hatred, not because his accusation is false, but because he assumes that superiority which we are not willing to grant him, and has dared to detect what we desired to conceal.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In order that all men might be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any of us would kill a cow rather than not have beef.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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