Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from...
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence,...
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
Critics, like the rest of mankind, are very frequently misled by interest
The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and...
Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not...
Love is only one of many passions.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Before marriage a woman is pensive, after marriage, expensive
Every reader should remember the diffidence of Socrates, and repair by his candour the injuries...
Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them...
The people is a very heterogeneous and confused mass of the wealthy and the poor,...
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking...
Actions are visible, though motives are secret
The shortest answer is doing.
The cosmos is neither moral or immoral; only people are. He who would move the...