Samuel Johnson Quotes.
I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.
What is easy is seldom excellent.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.
It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see.
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity… The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
Wine gives a man nothing… it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
The first step to greatness is to be honest.
The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.