Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on pride

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

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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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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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.

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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.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on information and knowledge

Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on life and love

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The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on mankind

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

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