The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of...
It is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination
Memory is the primary and fundamental power, without which there could be no other intellectual...
Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases
The great source of pleasure is variety
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he...
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Players, Sir! I look upon them as no better than creatures set upon tables and...
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir,...
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the...
The commercial world is very frequently put into confusion by the bankruptcy of merchants, that...
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong...
It is no less a proof of eminence to have many enemies than many friends
Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.
Pleasure is sweeter as recreation than as a business.