Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on danger, integrity, knowledge, and weakness

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Rasselas

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on direction, intelligence, labor, mind, and society

As the mind must govern the hands, so in every society the man of intelligence must direct the man of labor.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on expectation, justice, kindness, and men

I have found men more kind than I expected and less just.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on force and knowledge

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xiii.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, mind, thought, and time

Language is the dress of thought; every time you talk your mind is on parade.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on words

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Don't, Sir, accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, losing, and nations

I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on good and happiness

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.

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 love and men

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Men hate more steadily than they love.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on happiness, hope, and world

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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