Samuel Johnson Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
the-future-is-purchased-by-the-present
the-true-measure-of-a-man-is-how-he-treats-someone-who-can-do-him-absolutely-no-good
great-works-are-performed-not-by-strength-but-by-perseverance
selfconfidence-is-the-first-requisite-to-great-undertakings
what-we-hope-ever-to-do-with-ease-we-must-learn-first-to-do-with-diligence
integrity-without-knowledge-is-weak-and-useless-and-knowledge-without-integrity-is-dangerous-and-dreadful
kindness-is-in-our-power-even-when-fondness-is-not
a-wise-man-will-make-haste-to-forgive-because-he-knows-the-true-value-of-time-and-will-not-suffer-it-to-pass-away-in-unnecessary-pain
agriculture-not-only-gives-riches-to-a-nation-but-the-only-riches-she-can-call-her-own
few-things-are-impossible-to-diligence-and-skill
the-joy-of-life-is-variety-the-tenderest-love-requires-to-be-rekindled-by-intervals-of-absence
abstinence-is-as-easy-to-me-as-temperance-would-be-difficult
it-is-better-a-man-should-be-abused-than-forgotten
actions-are-visible-though-motives-are-secret
admiration-begins-where-acquaintance-ceases
promise-large-promise-is-the-soul-of-an-advertisement
advice-is-offensive-it-shows-us-that-we-are-known-to-others-as-well-as-to-ourselves
the-advice-that-is-wanted-is-commonly-not-welcome-and-that-which-is-not-wanted-evidently-an-effrontery
it-is-a-mans-own-fault-it-is-from-want-of-use-if-his-mind-grow-torpid-in-old-age
golf-a-game-in-which-you-claim-the-privileges-of-age-and-retain-the-playthings-of-youth
a-wise-man-is-cured-of-ambition-by-ambition-itself-his-aim-is-so-exalted-that-riches-office-fortune-and-favor-cannot-satisfy-him
to-be-happy-at-home-is-the-ultimate-result-of-all-ambition
i-would-rather-be-attacked-than-unnoticed-for-the-worst-thing-you-can-do-to-an-author-is-to-be-silent-as-to-his-works
no-man-can-taste-the-fruits-of-autumn-while-he-is-delighting-his-scent-with-the-flowers-of-spring
there-is-nothing-more-fatal-to-a-man-whose-business-is-to-think-than-to-have-learned-the-art-of-regaling-his-mind-with-airy-gratifications
to-improve-the-golden-moment-of-opportunity-and-catch-the-good-that-is-within-our-reach-is-the-great-art-of-life
i-look-upon-every-day-to-be-lost-in-which-i-do-not-make-a-new-acquaintance
the-endearing-elegance-of-female-friendship
the-love-of-life-is-necessary-to-the-vigorous-prosecution-of-any-undertaking
if-pleasure-was-not-followed-by-pain-who-would-forbear-it
the-most-fatal-disease-of-friendship-is-gradual-decay-or-dislike-hourly-increased-by-causes-too-slender-for-complaint-and-too-numerous-for-removal
pleasure-is-very-seldom-found-where-it-is-sought-our-brightest-blazes-are-commonly-kindled-by-unexpected-sparks
those-that-have-loved-longest-love-best
marriage-is-the-triumph-of-imagination-over-intelligence-second-marriage-is-the-triumph-of-hope-over-experience
selflove-is-often-rather-arrogant-than-blind-it-does-not-hide-our-faults-from-ourselves-but-persuades-us-that-they-escape-the-notice-of-others
love-and-magic-have-a-great-deal-in-common-they-enrich-the-soul-delight-the-heart-and-they-both-take-practice
inconsistencies-cannot-both-be-right-but-imputed-to-man-they-may-both-be-true
men-more-frequently-require-to-be-reminded-than-informed
an-injustice-anywhere-is-an-injustice-everywhere
credulity-is-the-common-failing-of-inexperienced-virtue-and-he-who-is-spontaneously-suspicious-may-justly-be-charged-with-radical-corruption
beauty-lies-in-the-hands-of-the-beerholder
what-ills-from-beauty-spring
the-insolence-of-wealth-will-creep-out
hope-is-necessary-in-every-condition-the-miseries-of-poverty-sickness-and-captivity-would-without-this-comfort-be-insupportable
in-all-pleasure-hope-is-a-considerable-part
no-man-is-a-hypocrite-in-his-pleasures
a-coxcomb-is-ugly-all-over-with-the-effectation-of-a-fine-gentleman
ignorance-when-it-is-voluntary-is-criminal-and-he-may-be-properly-charged-with-evil-who-refused-to-learn-how-he-might-prevent-it
from-ignorance-our-comfort-flows-the-only-wretched-are-the-wise
were-it-not-for-imagination-a-man-would-be-as-happy-in-the-arms-of-a-chambermaid-as-a-dutchess
almost-all-absurdity-of-conduct-arises-from-the-imitation-of-those-who-we-cannot-resemble
a-mans-greatest-glory-doesnt-consist-in-never-falling-but-in-rising-every-time-he-falls
courage-is-a-quality-so-necessary-for-maintaining-virtue-that-it-is-always-respected-even-when-it-is-associated-with-vice
little-people-do-not-wear-well-under-either-extremes-of-fortune
courage-is-reckoned-the-greatest-of-all-virtues-because-unless-a-man-has-that-virtue-he-has-no-security-for-preserving-any-other
slavery-is-now-no-where-more-patiently-endured-than-in-countries-once-inhabited-by-the-zealots-of-liberty
i-would-consent-to-have-a-limb-amputated-to-recover-my-spirits
pain-is-less-subject-than-pleasure-to-careless-expression
those-who-do-not-feel-pain-seldom-think-that-it-is-felt
curiosity-is-in-great-and-generous-minds-the-first-passion-and-the-last
our-brightest-blazes-of-gladness-are-commonly-kindled-by-unexpected-sparks
all-wonder-is-the-effect-of-novelty-on-ignorance
friendship-is-not-always-the-sequel-of-obligation
a-fishing-rod-is-a-stick-with-a-hook-at-one-end-and-a-fool-at-the-other
he-who-praises-everybody-praises-nobody
just-praise-is-only-a-debt-but-flattery-is-a-present
praise-like-gold-and-diamonds-owes-its-value-only-to-its-scarcity
where-there-is-no-difficulty-there-is-no-praise
praise-is-so-pleasing-to-the-mind-of-man-that-it-is-the-original-of-almost-all-of-our-actions
prejudice-not-being-founded-on-reason-cannot-be-removed-by-argument
questioning-is-not-the-mode-of-conversation-among-gentlemen
every-quotation-contributes-something-to-the-stability-or-enlargement-of-the-language
classical-quotation-is-the-parole-of-literary-men-all-over-the-world
quotation-is-the-highest-compliment-you-can-pay-to-an-author
the-people-is-a-very-heterogeneous-and-confused-mass-of-the-wealthy-and-the-poor-the-wise-and-the-foolish-the-good-and-the-bad
sir-we-are-a-nest-of-singing-birds
it-is-reasonable-to-have-perfection-in-our-eye-that-we-may-always-advance-toward-it-though-we-know-it-can-never-be-reached
those-who-attain-any-excellence-commonly-spend-life-in-one-pursuit-for-excellence-is-not-often-granted-upon-easier-terms
it-is-no-less-a-proof-of-eminence-to-have-many-enemies-than-many-friends
the-great-source-of-pleasure-is-variety
pleasure-itself-is-not-a-vice
to-a-poet-nothing-can-be-useless
politeness-is-one-of-those-advantages-which-we-never-estimate-rightly-but-by-the-inconvenience-of-its-loss
almost-every-man-wastes-part-of-his-life-in-attempts-to-display-qualities-which-he-does-not-possess-and-to-gain-applause-which-he-cannot-keep
reason-and-truth-will-prevail-at-last
a-man-of-genius-has-been-seldom-ruined-but-by-himself
i-should-as-soon-think-of-contradicting-a-bishop
fraud-and-falsehood-only-dread-examination-truth-invites-it
truth-allows-no-choice
there-are-few-minds-to-which-tyranny-is-not-delightful
human-benevolence-is-mingled-with-vanity-interest-or-some-other-motive
you-hesitate-to-stab-me-with-a-word-and-know-not-silence-is-the-sharper-sword
to-hear-complaints-is-wearisome-to-the-wretched-and-the-happy-alike
that-kind-of-life-is-most-happy-which-affords-us-most-opportunities-of-gaining-our-own-selfesteem
confidence-is-a-plant-of-slow-growth-especially-in-an-aged-bosom
the-chief-glory-of-every-people-arises-from-its-authors
wise-married-women-dont-trouble-themselves-about-infidelity-in-their-husbands
when-making-your-choice-in-life-do-not-neglect-to-live
to-strive-with-difficulties-and-to-conquer-them-is-the-highest-human-felicity