Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English writer

Lived from: 1709-1784

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Samuel Johnson

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    Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.
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    Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

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    Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
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    Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
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    Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense.
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    Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
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    Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast.
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    Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
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    Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
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    Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
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    Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
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    Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to be quite true.
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    Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible.
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    Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue.
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    Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.