Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English writer

Lived from: 1709-1784

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Samuel Johnson

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    Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
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    Exercise is labor without weariness.
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    Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor.
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    Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil; but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. It should not be suffered to tyrannize
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    Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
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    Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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    Fine clothes are good only as they supply the want of other means of procuring respect.
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    Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
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    For who is pleased with himself.
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    Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
    Source: Idler
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    Go into the street, and give one man a lecture on morality, and another a shilling, and see which will respect you most.
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    Great abilities are not requisite for an Historian... Imagination is not required in any high degree.
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    Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

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    Grief is a species of idleness.
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    Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.