Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on secrets and wisdom

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on art, happiness, misery, and study

There is nothing too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on art, good, improvement, life, and opportunity

To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on pain

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Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on men and pleasure

Men seldom give pleasure when they are not pleased themselves.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on history

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Many falsehoods are passing into uncontradicted history.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on habits and weakness

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on celebrity, enemies, happiness, power, pride, quiet, and satisfaction

When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on good, hell, and intention

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. v. Chap. ix.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on injustice

An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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