Samuel Johnson

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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the sharper sword.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Actions are visible, though motives are secret.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sir, you have but two topics, yourself and me. I am sick of both.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Read your own compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to be quite true.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a gray one.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.More Samuel Johnson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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