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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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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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Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.

Falsehood Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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