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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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The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give. For we that live to please, must please to live.

Acting Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: a prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick on opening Drury Lane Theatre

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When desperate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly.

Distrust Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Irene (act IV, sc. 1, l. 87)

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A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanity not conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it.

Distrust Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Irene (act IV, sc. 1, l. 87)

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"He was a very good hater."

Hatred Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: Mrs. Piozzi's Anecdotes of Johnson (p. 38)

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Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.

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

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I am glad that he thanks God for anything.

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

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Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance.

Ignorance Quotes, by Samuel Johnson , Source: in reply to lady asking why "pastern" was defined in dictionary as "the knee of a horse"

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The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.

Knowledge Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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The true art of memory is the art of attention.

Memory Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.

Quotes Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Round numbers are always false.

Statistics Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Remarriage: A triumph of hope over experience.

The sexes Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything.

Virtue Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer their inferior while he is with them, it must be highly gratifying to them.

Ability Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.

Absurdity Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.

Anticipation Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.

Courage Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been disappointed.

History Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Anecdotes are the gleaming toys of history. The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been disappointed.

History Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.

Hope Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.

Idleness Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

Labor Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.

Music Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.

Novelty Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.

Perspective Quotes, by Samuel Johnson

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