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Quotations by author » Samuel Johnson
English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784
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Boswell: That, Sir, was great fortitude of mind. Johnson: No, Sir, stark insensibility.
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Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
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Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
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But scarce observed, the knowing and the bold Fall in the general massacre of gold; Wide-wasting pest! that rages unconfined, And crowds with crimes the records of mankind; For gold his sword the hireling ruffian draws, For gold the hireling judge di
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But the greater, far the greater number of those who rave and rail (against the government), and inquire and accuse, neither suspect nor fear, nor care for the public; but hope to force their way to riches, by virulence and invective, and are veheme
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But these were the dreams of a poet doomed at last to wake a lexicographer.
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By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show
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By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
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Campbell is a good man, a pious man. I am afraid he has not been in the inside of a church for many years; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.
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Censure is willingly indulged, because it always implies some superiority: men please themselves with imagining that they have made a deeper search, or wider survey than others, and detected faults and follies which escape vulgar observation
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Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity.
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Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy
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Combinations of wickedness would overwhelm the world by the advantage which licentious principles afford, did not those who have long practiced perfidy grow faithless to each other
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Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements.
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Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
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Conjecture as to things useful, is good; but conjecture as to what it would be useless to know, is very idle
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Consider, Sir, how should you like, though conscious of your innocence, to be tried before a jury for a capital crime, once a week.
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Controversies merely speculative are of small importance in themselves, however they may have sometimes heated a disputant, or provoked a faction
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Controvertists cannot long retain their kindness for each other
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