Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on civilization

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

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on mankind

in

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on happiness and wives

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as a source of it.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on power

in

To do nothing is in everyone's power.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on history

in

Many falsehoods are passing into uncontradicted history.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Contributed by: Zaady

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.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content