A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
Little people do not wear well under either extremes of fortune
Actions are visible, though motives are secret
If you would shut up any man with any woman, so as to make them...
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
Men hate more steadily than they love; and if I have said something to hurt...
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you...
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from...
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his...
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to...
I have always said, the first Whig was the Devil~
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either...
Marriage, Sir, is much more necessary to a man than to a woman; for he...
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write....
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.