Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on world

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He left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 221.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

I never take a nap after dinner but when I have had a bad night; and then the nap takes me.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. i. 1775.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on learning and present

Learn that the present hour alone is man's.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Irene

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on mankind and observation

Let observation with extensive view Survey mankind, from China to Peru.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 1.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 308.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on habits and worth

It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on patience

For patience, sov'reign o'er transmuted ill.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 362.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on art and memory

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The true art of memory is the art of attention.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on anticipation, mind, and present

No mind is much employed upon the present: recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on mind

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He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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