A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes...
All intellectual improvement arises from leisure
Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness...
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of...
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until...
Where there is no difficulty there is no praise
The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread...
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short...
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
What signifies protesting so against flattery! when a person speaks well of one, it must...
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the...
Flattery is false coin that is only current thanks to our vanity.
I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about...