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
Contributed by: Zaady
"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."
Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. iii.
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.
Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson, 14 April 1778
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.
Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson
That saw the manners in the face.
Source: Lines on the Death of Hogarth.
Language is the dress of thought; every time you talk your mind is on parade.
Don't, Sir, accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
No two men can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
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