A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently...
They make a rout about universal liberty, without considering that all that is to be...
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance
Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest...
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth
To a poet nothing can be useless
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves,...
You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do...
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Most vices may be committed very genteelly: a man may debauch his friend's wife genteelly:...
The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and...
Exercise is labor without weariness.
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a...
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.