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
There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to...
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Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the...
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest...
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder
Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk...
That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our...
The man whose genius qualifies him for great undertakings must at least be content to...
Those that have loved longest love best.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not...
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them...
There is scarcely any writer who has not celebrated the happiness of rural privacy, and...
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are...
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.