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208 Famous Quotes by Samuel Johnson
9/18/1709 - 12/13/1784
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Dr Johnson     Dr Samuel Johnson
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While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.

Grief Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Pain 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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A man would rather have a hundred lies told of him than one truth which he does not wish should be known.

Lying Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt

Suspicion Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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An age that melts with unperceiv'd decay, And glides in modest innocence away.

Innocence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 293)

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Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.

Desire Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.

Heroism Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.

Fraud Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Language is the only instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.

Language Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Preface to his English Dictionary

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But here more slow, where all are slaves to gold, Where looks are merchandise, and smiles are sold.

Bribery Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: London (l. 177)

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I like a good hater.

Hatred Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Mrs. Piozzi's Anecdotes of Johnson (p. 89)

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Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.

Nature Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.

Abstinence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

Admiration Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

Celibacy Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford

Cities Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Controversies merely speculative are of small importance in themselves, however they may have sometimes heated a disputant, or provoked a faction

Controversy Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Credulity is the common failing of inexperienced virtue; and he who is spontaneously suspicious may justly be charged with radical corruption

Credulity Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms.

Dedication Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence

Dependence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.

Design Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument

Discrimination Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful

Doctrine Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Ethics Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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