Quotes by Samuel Johnson

Round numbers are always false.
– Samuel Johnson

The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
– Samuel Johnson

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

This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.
– Samuel Johnson

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
– Samuel Johnson

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

The true art of memory is the art of attention.
– Samuel Johnson

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
– Samuel Johnson

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.
– Samuel Johnson

Sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why should you number up my cups of tea?
– Samuel Johnson

Knock the “t” off the “can’t.”
– Samuel Johnson

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
– Samuel Johnson

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
– Samuel Johnson

Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
– Samuel Johnson

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
– Samuel Johnson

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