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Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
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The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
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Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
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When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.
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No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
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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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Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
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When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
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Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
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Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
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Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
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There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
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A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit.
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Order is a lovely nymph, the child of Beauty and Wisdom; her attendants are Comfort, Neatness, and Activity; her abode is the valley of happiness: she is always to be found when sought for, and never appears so lovely as when contrasted with her opponent, Disorder.
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He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dulness in others. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dulness in others.
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Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
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When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency.
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He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
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Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler.
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I should as soon think of contradicting a bishop - Samuel Johnson Quotes
I should as soon think of contradicting a bishop
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Let us take a patriot, where we can meet him; and, that we may not flatter ourselves by false appearances, distinguish those marks which are certain, from those which may deceive; for a man may have the external appearance of a patriot, without the constituent qualities; as false coins have often lustre, though they want weight.
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Exercise is labor without weariness. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Exercise is labor without weariness.
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Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
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The true art of memory is the art of attention. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
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He that outlives a wife whom he has long loved, sees himself disjoined from the only mind that has the same hopes, and fears, and interest; from the only companion with whom he has shared much good and evil; and with whom he could set his mind at liberty, to retrace the past or anticipate the future. The continuity of being is lacerated; the settled course of sentiment and action is stopped; and life stands suspended and motionless.
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If the man who turnips cries, Cry not when his father dies, 'Tis proof that he had rather Have a turnip than his father.
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Oratory is the power of beating down your adversary's arguments and putting better in their place. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Oratory is the power of beating down your adversary's arguments and putting better in their place.
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I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
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We may have uneasy feelings for seeing a creature in distress without pity; for we have not pity unless we wish to relieve them.
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The excellence of aphorisms consists not so much in the expression of some rare or abstruse sentiment, as in the comprehension of some useful truth in a few words.
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When emulation leads us to strive for self-elevation by merit alone, and not by belittling another, then it is one of the grandest possible incentives to action.
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The future is purchased by the present. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
The future is purchased by the present.
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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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The resolution of the combat is seldom equal to the vehemence of the charge. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
The resolution of the combat is seldom equal to the vehemence of the charge.
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I have no more pleasure in hearing a man attempting wit and failing, than in seeing a man trying to leap over a ditch and tumbling into it
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Where there is emulation, there will be vanity; where there is vanity, there will be folly. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Where there is emulation, there will be vanity; where there is vanity, there will be folly.
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Why, sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature.
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Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of many people to conceal their neediness from others. Consequently they support themselves by temporary means, and everyday is lost in contriving for tomorrow.
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Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
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It is better to suffer wrong than to do it. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it.
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To fix the thoughts by writing, and subject them to frequent examinations and reviews, is the best method of enabling the mind to detect its own sophisms, and keep it on guard against the fallacies which it practices on others
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A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.
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The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.
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I am not able to instruct you. I can only tell that I have chosen wrong. I have passed my time in study without experience; in the attainment of sciences which can, for the most part, be but remotely useful to mankind. I have purchased knowledge at the expense of all the common comforts of life: I have missed the endearing elegance of female friendship, and the happy commerce of domestic tenderness.
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If in an actor there appears an utter vacancy of meaning, a frigid equality, a stupid languor, a torpid apathy, the greatest kindness that can be shown him is a speedy sentence of expulsion.
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Unintelligible language is a lantern without a light. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Unintelligible language is a lantern without a light.
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A transition from an author's book to his conversation is too often like an entrance into a large city, after a distant prospect. Remotely, we see nothing but spires of temples and turrets of palaces, and imagine it the residence of splendour, grandeur, and magnificence; but when we have passed the gates, we find it perplexed with narrow passages, disgraced with despicable cottages, embarrassed with obstructions, and clouded with smoke.
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No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction. A man is pleased that his wife is dressed as well as other people, and the wife is pleased that she is dressed.
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A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.
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No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
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I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
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Our aspirations are our possibilities. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
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Whoever commits a fraud is guilty not only of the particular injury to him who he deceives, but of the diminution of that confidence which constitutes not only the ease but the existence of society.
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Life has no pleasure higher or nobler than that of friendship. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Life has no pleasure higher or nobler than that of friendship.
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It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
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Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
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No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
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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.
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Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
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Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
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Such are the vicissitudes of the world, through all its parts, that day and night, labor and rest, hurry and retirement, endear each other; such are the changes that keep the mind in action: we desire, we pursue, we obtain, we are satiated; we desire something else and begin a new pursuit.
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A man used to vicissitudes is not easily dejected. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
A man used to vicissitudes is not easily dejected.
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Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach.
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Knock the 't' off the 'can't.' - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Knock the 't' off the 'can't.'
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Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
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My dear friend, clear your mind of can't. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.
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Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties.
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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
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Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.
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He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
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Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.
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Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.
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I love the acquaintance of young people; because, in the first place, I do not like to think myself growing old. In the next place, young acquaintances must last longest, if they do last; and then, sir, young men have more virtue than old men; they have more generous sentiments in every respect.
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It is the just doom of laziness and gluttony to be inactive without ease and drowsy without tranquility.
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