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.

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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."

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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.

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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 desires

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I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

Read over your compositions and, when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on money

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Sir, no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.

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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.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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