If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
Those that have loved longest love best.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either...
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Truth allows no choice
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted...
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of...
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence,...
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
It is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly...
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his...