Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest...
Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it...
Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part...
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of...
Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary;...
Nature is a hanging judge
Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument
What ills from beauty spring
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Little people do not wear well under either extremes of fortune
In the decline of life shame and grief are of short duration; whether it be...
Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of...
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking...
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome...