Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on injustice

An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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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.

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 suffering

When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on cheating and hope

I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on certainty, curiosity, and mind

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: The Rambler, March 12, 1751

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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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