Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

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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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on change and life

Each change of many-colour'd life he drew, Exhausted worlds, and then imagin'd new.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Prologue on the Opening of Drury Lane Theatre.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on ingratitude

A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. iv. 1776.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson

In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.

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 danger, integrity, knowledge, and weakness

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Rasselas

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on direction, intelligence, labor, mind, and society

As the mind must govern the hands, so in every society the man of intelligence must direct the man of labor.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on expectation, justice, kindness, and men

I have found men more kind than I expected and less just.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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