A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Contributed by: Zaady
Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
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.
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. v. Chap. ix.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as a source of it.
To do nothing is in everyone's power.
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