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
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
There is nothing more fatal to a man whose business is to think than to...
That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm,...
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with...
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the...
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and... the unhappiest of all mortals...
Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly...
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that...
The triumph of hope over experience
Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades...
Before marriage a woman is pensive, after marriage, expensive
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
Actions are visible, though motives are secret
Man punishes the action, but God the intention
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.