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 animals, garden, and good

A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. iii. Chap. viii. 1772.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on flattery and worth

Madam, before you flatter a man so grossly to his face, you should consider whether or not your flattery is worth his having.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Remark to Hannah More

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