World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 Samuel Johnson Quotes
208 Famous Quotes by Samuel Johnson
9/18/1709 - 12/13/1784
Also Known As:  
Dr Johnson     Dr Samuel Johnson
Professions:  
Information:  
About Samuel Johnson

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)

2 out of 5 stars
3 votes

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

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

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

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.

Value Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill ... Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.

Diligence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants.

Freedom of the press Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

Celibacy Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Yet still he fills affection's eye, Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind.

Obscurity Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Verses on the On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

I like a good hater.

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

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.

Compromise Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

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

Diligence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

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

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

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

Abstinence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

Admiration Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence

Dependence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.

Design Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful

Doctrine Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.

Falsehood Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

Inconsistency Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

Jest Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

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

Justice Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded

Merit Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes