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 angels, guilt, love, peace, poverty, power, rest, and sleep

Philips, whose touch harmonious could remove The pangs of guilty power and hapless love! Rest here, distress'd by poverty no more; Here find that calm thou gav'st so oft before; Sleep undisturb'd within this peaceful shrine, Till angels wake thee with a note like thine!

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Epitaph on Claudius Philips, the Musician.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on poets, style, and writing

A Poet, Naturalist, and Historian, Who left scarcely any style of writing untouched, And touched nothing that he did not adorn.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Epitaph on Goldsmith.

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