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208 Famous Quotes by Samuel Johnson
9/18/1709 - 12/13/1784
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Fine clothes are good only as they supply the want of other means of procuring respect.

Apparel Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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The first years of man must make provision for the last.

Prudence Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Rasselas (ch. XVII)

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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.

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

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Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect. [Fr., La moquerie est souvent une indigence d'esprit.]

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

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We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

Wealth Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: remark on the sale of Thrale's Brewery, 1781

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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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As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." So it is in traveling: a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.

Traveling Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Let him go abroad to a distant country; let him go to some place where he is not known. Don't let him go to the devil where he is known.

Traveling Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and, instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Traveling Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Piozzi's Johnsoniana (154)

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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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The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.

Applause Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God.

Fear Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Recollections of Johnson, From Miss Reynolds

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Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

Fear Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Recollections of Johnson, From Miss Reynolds

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I live in the crowds of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as to shun myself.

Society Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Rasselas (ch. XVI)

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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

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Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help?

Help Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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To shake with laughter ere the jest they hear, To pour at will the counterfeited tear; And, as their patron hints the cold or heat, To shake in dog-days, in December sweat.

Courtiers Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: London (l. 140)

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Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.

Conversation Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but no sooner does he take a pen in his hand, than it becomes a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties.

Conversation Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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His conversation does not show the minute hand; but he strikes the hour very correctly.

Conversation Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Johnsoniana--Kearsley (l. 604)

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He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dulness in others.

Stupidity Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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I fly from pleasure, because pleasure has ceased to please: I am lonely because I am miserable.

Pleasure Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Rasselas (ch. III)

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A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.

Cows Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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London! the needy villain's general home, The common sewer of Paris and of Rome! With eager thirst, by folly or by fate, Sucks in the dregs of each corrupted state.

London Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: London (l. 93)

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The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high-road that leads him to England.

Scotland Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson (vol. II, ch. V)

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