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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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Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.

Compromise Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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

Diligence Quotes, by 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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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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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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There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful

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

Inconsistency 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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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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Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

Quotations Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Whoever envies another confesses his superiority

Superiority Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Of all the griefs that harass the distress'd, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest; Fate never wounds more deep the generous heart, Than when a blockhead's insult points the dart.

Proverbs Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: London (l. 165)

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He threatens many that hath injured one.

Proverbs Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: London (l. 165)

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I from the jaws of a gardener's bitch Snatched this bone and then leapt the ditch.

Proverbs Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: London (l. 165)

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