Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

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 love and mankind

I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson, 14 April 1778

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on good and mankind

As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man, upon easier terms than I was formerly.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on manners

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That saw the manners in the face.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Lines on the Death of Hogarth.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on argument and understanding

Sir, I have found you an argument. I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: J. Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson, 1784.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on wishes

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Sir, your levellers wish to level down as far as themselves; but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. ii. Chap. v. 1763.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on life

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It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson. Vol. iii. Chap. iv.

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