I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward...
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.
Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up...
The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation
There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as...
Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some...
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than...
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...
Pleasure itself is not a vice
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled...
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always...
A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a...
Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no one can live.