Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Contributed by: Zaady
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
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.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. v. Chap. ix.
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
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.
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