Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English writer

Lived from: 1709-1784

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Samuel Johnson

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    If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.
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    If he really thinks there is no distinction between vice and virtue, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.
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    If I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman.
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    If I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many things to please him.
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    If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
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    If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
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    If what happens does not make us richer, we must welcome it if it makes us wiser.
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    If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
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    If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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    In a man's letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives.
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    In all evils which admits a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes the time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.
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    In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.
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    In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.
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    In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
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    Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.