The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing...
Exercise is labor without weariness.
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
As peace is the end of war, it is the end, likewise, of preparations for...
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil but its duty, like that...
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
That we must all die, we always knew; I wish I had remembered it sooner.
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious; and he that becomes suspicious will quickly...
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either...
Clear your mind of cant.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting...
The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to...
All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently...