Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

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 life

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Hides from himself his state, and shuns to know That life protracted is protracted woe.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 257.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on crime, desires, despair, god, hope, humility, and life

We took tea, by Boswell's desire; and I eat one bun, I think, that I might not be seen to fast ostentatiously. When I find that so much of my life has stolen unprofitably away, and that I can descry by retrospection scarcely a few single days properly and vigorously employed, why do I yet try to resolve again? I try, because reformation is necessary and despair is criminal. I try, in humble hope of the help of God.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Prayers and Meditations

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on life

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No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Letter to Boswell, 20 Sept. 1777

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on happiness, loneliness, and pleasure

"I fly from pleasure," said the prince, "because pleasure has ceased to please; I am lonely because I am miserable, and am unwilling to cloud with my presence the happiness of others."

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. iii.

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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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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on force and knowledge

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xiii.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, mind, thought, and time

Language is the dress of thought; every time you talk your mind is on parade.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on words

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Don't, Sir, accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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