Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

The first years of man must make provision for the last.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xvii.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on wine

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Wine makes a man better pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on power

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A thousand years may elapse before there shall appear another man with a power of versification equal to that of Pope.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: BOSWELL, Life of Johnson, 1791

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on life, mankind, memory, mind, and rules

He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into the short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on idleness

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

Whatever you have spend less.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on business, kindness, and life

To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on cheating, suffering, and trust

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on good

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He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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