Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on friendship, innocence, and sincerity

Officious, innocent, sincere, Of every friendless name the friend.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Verses on the Death of Mr. Robert Levet. Stanza ?.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on life

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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. ii. Chap. ii. 1755.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on acquaintance, day, and losing

Sir, I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on friendship

A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on future and present

The future is purchased by the present.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on determination, direction, genius, and mind

The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Lives of the English Poets

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on god, guidance, motives, originality, and path

From thee, great God, we spring, to thee we tend,- Path, motive, guide, original, and end.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Motto to the Rambler. No. 7.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on good

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This was a good dinner enough, to be sure, but it was not a dinner to ask a man to.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. ii. Chap. ix.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on age, credulity, day, history, hope, listening, promises, present, and youth

Ye who listen with credulity to the whispers of fancy, and pursue with eagerness the phantoms of hope; who expect that age will perform the promises of youth, and that the deficiencies of the present day will be supplied by the morrow, - attend to the history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. i.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on joy, laws, and secrets

How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Still to ourselves in every place consigned, Our own felicity we make or find. With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Lines added to Goldsmith's Traveller.

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