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Samuel Johnson Quotes

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

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.

Language is the dress of thought.

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

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

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

Clear your mind of can’t.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

The future is purchased by the present.

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose.

Labor in the track of others will but make a beaten path for the next.

The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who has it not in himself will look for it in vain.

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.

Adversity is the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

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

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.

Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not.

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

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

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.

No man was ever great by imitation.

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

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

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls.

Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.

All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier or not having been at sea.

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.

Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.

Language is the dress of thought.

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

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

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

Clear your mind of can’t.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

The future is purchased by the present.


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