When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
What is easy is seldom excellent.
It is a man's own fault, it is from want of use, if his mind...
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
The insolence of wealth will creep out
Sir, we are a nest of singing birds
We owe few of the rules of writing to the acuteness of critics, who have...
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole...
The necessary connexion of representatives with taxes, seems to have sunk deep into many of...
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
I believe marriages would in general be as happy, and often more so, if they...
It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong...
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and... the unhappiest of all mortals...
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward...
Marriage, Sir, is much more necessary to a man than to a woman; for he...
She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd She is a woman, therefore to be won
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured,...