I have found men more kind than I expected and less just.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Don't, Sir, accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
No two men can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
On Sir Joshua Reynolds's observing that the real character of a man was found out by his amusements. Yes, Sir, no man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, Roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?
Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 345.
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