Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

English writer

Lived from: 1709-1784

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Samuel Johnson

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    He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.
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    He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
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    He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may early be impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to occur habitually to the mind.
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    He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.''
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    He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
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    He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.
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    He that never thinks can never be wise.
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    He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel.
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    He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor.
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    He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
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    He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
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    He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
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    He was dull in a new way, and that made many think him great.
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    He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
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    He who has provoked the shaft of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.