The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to some quickness of resentment and asperity of reply
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what...
Round numbers are always false
To prevent evil is the great end of government, the end for which vigilance and...
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance
Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it...
A woman of fortune being used the handling of money, spends it judiciously; but a...
A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a...
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
Words are but the signs of ideas.
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
The necessary connexion of representatives with taxes, seems to have sunk deep into many of...
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted,...
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a...
Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him...
Wisdom and love have nothing to do with each other. Wisdom is staying alive, survival....
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.