Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on confidence

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on responsibility

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on argument and yelling

You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on confidence, friendship, and integrity

There can be no friendship without confidence and no confidence without integrity.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on competition, quiet, and vanity

The best of conversations occur when there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on good and originality

Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on time

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A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. iv. Chap. ii. 1773.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on money

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No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. iii. 1776.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on effort and pleasure

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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