Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English lexicographer, literary critic, essayist and poet of the Enlightenment
You despise a man for avarice; but you do not hate him.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prudence operates on life in the same manner as rule of composition; it produces vigilance rather than elevation; rather prevents loss than procures advantage; and often miscarriages, but seldom reaches either power or honor.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The chief art of learning, as Locke has observed, is to attempt but little at a time. The widest excursions of the mind are made by short flights frequently repeated; the most lofty fabrics of science are formed by the continued accumulation of single propositions.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The dangers gather as the treasures rise.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our senses, our appetite, and our passions are our lawful and faithful guides in things that relate solely to this life.More Samuel Johnson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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