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208 Famous Quotes by Samuel Johnson
9/18/1709 - 12/13/1784
Also Known As:  
Dr Johnson     Dr Samuel Johnson
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It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.

Cheating Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Diligence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.

Opportunity Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Round numbers are always false.

Lying Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Johnsoniana--Apothegms, Sentiment, etc., From Hawkin's Collective Addition

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And sure the Eternal Master found The single talent well employ'd.

Occupations Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Verses on the On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet (st. 7)

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Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Patriotism Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the runs of Iona.

Patriotism Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: A Journey to the Western Islands--Inch Kenneth

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A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.

Ingratitude Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life away in fruitless efforts.

Nature Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

Secrets Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense.

Slander Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own

Agriculture Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence.

Benevolence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Patriotism Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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He that tries to recommend (Shakespeare) by select quotations, will succeed like the pedant in "Hierocles", who, when he offered his house to sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen

Quotations Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author

Quotations Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.

Revenge Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence.

Life Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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A fishing pole is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool on the other

Fishing Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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All intellectual improvement arises from leisure

Leisure Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Our aspirations are our possibilities.

Possibility Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Vice Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.

Wine Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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The trappings of a monarchy would set up an ordinary commonwealth.

Royalty Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Life of Milton

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Why, sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature.

Stupidity Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson, of R.B. Sheridan

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