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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 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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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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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair. -Samuel Johnson.

Friendship 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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The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.

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

Fraud Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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All intellectual improvement arises from leisure

Leisure 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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Our aspirations are our possibilities.

Possibility 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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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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Round numbers are always false.

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

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For patience, sov'reign o'er transmuted ill.

Patience Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: The Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 352)

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

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

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

Revenge 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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Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Vice Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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The lust of gold succeeds the rage of conquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of degenerate man.

Gold Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Irene (act I, sc. 1)

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Let observation with extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru; Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, And watch the busy scenes of crowded life.

Traveling Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Vanity of Human Wishes

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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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