Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

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.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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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.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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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)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on power

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To do nothing is in everyone's power.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on diligence, impossibility, and skill

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xii.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on education, good, and power

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit,and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on admiration and charm

There are charms made only for distant admiration.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on diligence, hope, and learning

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Rasselas, 1759

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