Quotes by Samuel Johnson

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Round numbers are always false.
- Samuel Johnson

6

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

1

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

4

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

1

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

1

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

4

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

5

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

2

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

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Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
- Samuel Johnson

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Grief is a species of idleness.
– Samuel Johnson

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The true effect of genuine politeness seems to be rather ease than pleasure.
- Samuel Johnson

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Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
- Samuel Johnson

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All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.
- Samuel Johnson

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

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While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
– Samuel Johnson

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