Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

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.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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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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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on abstinence, mind, and virtue

To set the mind above the appetites is the end of abstinence, which if not a virtue, is the groundwork of a virtue.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on abuse, authors, danger, service, and silence

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.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on acquaintance, generosity, love, men, people, and respect

I love the acquaintance of young people, because, in the first place, I don't like to think myself growing old. In the next place, young acquaintances must last longest, if they do last; and then young men have more generous sentiments in every respect.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on pleasure

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought; our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on pride

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Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on civilization

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on doubt, silence, and thought

Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on difficulty, life, pleasure, success, and wishes

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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