Quotes by Samuel Johnson

I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance. ...

Samuel Johnson acquaintance friendship day

I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to t ime the d ...

Samuel Johnson expectation

Johnson did not answer ...; but talking for victory and determined to be master of the field, he had recourse to the device which Goldsmith ...

Samuel Johnson conversation talking victory

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. ...

Samuel Johnson integrity

BOSWELL. "I have often blamed myself, Sir, for not feeling for others as sensibly as many say they do." JOHNSON. "Sir, don't be du ped by th ...

Samuel Johnson sympathy selfishness rewards

Talking of our feeling for the distresses of others;MJOHNSON. "Why, Sir, there is much noise made about it, but it is greatly exag gerated.. ...

Samuel Johnson sympathy depression friends

It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them. ...

Samuel Johnson hunting

Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present. ...

Samuel Johnson flattery

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language. ...

Samuel Johnson quotations

Nobody can write the life of a man, but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him. ...

Samuel Johnson biography

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