Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
Golf: A game in which you claim the privileges of age and retain the playthings...
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Judgment is forced upon us by experience
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our...
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from...
I believe marriages would in general be as happy, and often more so, if they...
The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to...
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how...
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
To a poet nothing can be useless
To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of...
In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to...
The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than...
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of...
Celibates replace sentiment by habits