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Quotes By Samuel Johnson

Nationality
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DOB
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18-09-1709
DOD
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13-12-1784

Author Samuel Johnson was born on 18th September 1709 AD. A British citizen, Samuel Johnson was born in United Kingdom. He was also called Dr. Samuel Johnson. Dr. Samuel Johnson was 75 years old when he died on 13th December 1784 AD. In his life Dr. Samuel Johnson was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.

- Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

- Samuel Johnson

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.

- Samuel Johnson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

- Samuel Johnson

Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels, but they live like men.

- Samuel Johnson

I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.

- Johnsonian Miscellanies - Vol II , Samuel Johnson

My congratulations to you, sir. Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

- Samuel Johnson

Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.

- A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides , Samuel Johnson

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

- Samuel Johnson

A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.

- Works of Samuel Johnson , Samuel Johnson

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

- Johnsonian Miscellanies - Vol II , Samuel Johnson

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.

- Works of Samuel Johnson , Samuel Johnson

Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

- The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3 , Samuel Johnson

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

- The Rambler , Samuel Johnson

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.

- Samuel Johnson

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

- The History of Rasselas , Samuel Johnson

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.

- Samuel Johnson

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.

- The Rambler , Samuel Johnson

You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.

- Samuel Johnson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

- Samuel Johnson

A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.

- Samuel Johnson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.

- Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

- Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

- The Life of Samuel Johnson , Samuel Johnson

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.

- Samuel Johnson

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.

- Samuel Johnson

A man will turn over half a library to make one book.

- Samuel Johnson

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.

- Samuel Johnson

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.

- Samuel Johnson

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.

- Samuel Johnson

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.

- Samuel Johnson

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.

- Samuel Johnson

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.

- Samuel Johnson

Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.

- Samuel Johnson

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