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Quotations by author » Samuel Johnson
English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784
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Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applauses which he cannot keep; so that scarcely can two persons meet, but one is offended or diverted by the ostentation of the other
LifeRelationships
Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.
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Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehood which interests dictates and credulity encourages
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Among those who have endeavoured to promote learning and rectify judgment, it has long been customary to complain of the abuse of words, which are often admitted to signify things so different that, instead of assisting the understanding as vehicles
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An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
Injustice
An old tutor of a college said to one of his pupils: "Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out
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And then, Sir, there is this consideration, that if the abuse be enormous, nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system.
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Any of us would kill a cow rather than not have beef
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Around his tomb let Art and Genius weep / But hear his death, ye blockheads! hear and sleep.
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Art and nature have stores inexhaustible by human intellects; and every moment produces something new to him who has quickened his faculties by diligent observation
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As all error is meanness, it is incumbent on every man who consults his own dignity, to retract it as soon as he discovers it
Errors
As any custom is disused, the words that expressed it must perish with it; as any opinion grows popular, it will innovate speech in the same proportion as it alters practice
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As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man, upon easier terms than I was formerly
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As peace is the end of war, it is the end, likewise, of preparations for war; and he may be justly hunted down, as the enemy of mankind, that can choose to snatch, by violence and bloodshed, what gentler means can equally obtain
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As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy
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As the satisfactions, therefore, arising from memory are less arbitrary, they are more solid, and are, indeed, the only joys which we can call our own
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As the Spanish proverb says, ''He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.'' So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
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AS THEY SAY, here today, Enron tomorrow.
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As to precedents, to be sure they will increase in course of time; but the more precedents there are, the less occasion is there for law; that is to say, the less occasion is there for investigating principles
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As to precedents, to be sure they will increase in course of time; but the more precedents there are, the less occasion is there for law; that is to say, the less occasion is there for investigating principles
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