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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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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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Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.

Falsehood 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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Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true

Inconsistency Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.

Injustice Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, and now I know it

Jest Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public

Justice Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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All intellectual improvement arises from leisure

Leisure Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded

Merit Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful

Moderation Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation

Obligation Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Our aspirations are our possibilities.

Possibility 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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