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
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The excellence of aphorisms consists not so much in the expression of some rare or abstruse sentiment, as in the comprehension of some useful truth in a few words.
Attack is the reaction. I never think I have hit hard unless it rebounds.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. v. Chap. vi. 1775.
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
To set the mind above the appetites is the end of abstinence, which if not a virtue, is the groundwork of a virtue.
Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like the shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.
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