Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and therefore makes me uneasy; and I am angry with him who makes me uneasy.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as...
Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a...
He who endeavors to please must appear pleased
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole...
The necessary connexion of representatives with taxes, seems to have sunk deep into many of...
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
The insolence of wealth will creep out
Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of...
The purpose of a writer is to be read, and the criticism which would destroy...
Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen
While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and...
People say I give the best head, and they're not always talking about sex.
A collection of short stories is generally thought to be a horrendous clinker; an enforced...