At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
I respect Millar: he has raised the price of literature
Truth allows no choice
It is no less a proof of eminence to have many enemies than many friends
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of...
Politeness is one of those advantages which we never estimate rightly but by the inconvenience...
He that has once concluded it lawful to resist power, when it wants merit, will...
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Round numbers are always false
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not...
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so...
Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are...
The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket;...
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;...
Who among us has not, in moments of ambition, dreamt of the miracle of a...
Human life is basically a comedy. Even its tragedies often seem comic to the spectator,...