A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. iv. 1776.
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In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. i. 1775.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
As the mind must govern the hands, so in every society the man of intelligence must direct the man of labor.
I have found men more kind than I expected and less just.
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xiii.
Language is the dress of thought; every time you talk your mind is on parade.
That all who are happy are equally happy is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. A small drinking glass and a large one may be equally full, but the large one holds more than the small.
Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson
Labor, if it were not necessary for existence, would be indispensable for the happiness of man.
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. iii. 1776.
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