Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on learning and schools

There is now less flogging in our great schools than formerly, - but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end they lose at the other.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. i. 1775.

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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 equality, happiness, and unhappiness

It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

Example is always more efficacious than precept.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xxx.

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