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.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

Much may be made of a Scotsman if he be caught young.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. iii. Chap. viii. 1772.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on confidence, consequences, difficulty, experience, honesty, knowledge, men, perception, questions, and uncertainty

It is very natural for young men to be vehement, acrimonious and severe. For as they seldom comprehend at once all the consequences of a position, or perceive the difficulties by which cooler and more experienced reasoners are restrained from confidence, they form their conclusions with great precipitance. Seeing nothing that can darken or embarrass the question, they expect to find their own opinion universally prevalent, and are inclined to impute uncertainty and hesitation to want of honesty, rather than of knowledge.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on anxiety, future, life, peace, rest, and worry

There is little peace or comfort in life if we are always anxious as to future events. He that worries himself with the dread of possible contingencies will never be at rest.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on ideas

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Wretched un-idea'd girls.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. i. Chap. x. 1752.

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