A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see
Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.
Of all the griefs that harass the distressed, sure the most bitter is a scornful...
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted...
Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt
The necessary connexion of representatives with taxes, seems to have sunk deep into many of...
Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even...
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him...
Before marriage a woman is pensive, after marriage, expensive
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily...
I should as soon think of contradicting a bishop
Reason and truth will prevail at last
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
It is peculiarly the business of a monitor to keep his own reputation untainted, lest...
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is...
The reputation is not essentially built by earning too much, learning too many things, achieving...