Samuel Johnson Quotes
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Slow rises worth by poverty depressed.
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
No mind is much employed upon the present; recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy, affectation part of the chosen trappings of folly; the one completes a villain, the other only finishes a fop.
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
A man may be very sincere in good principles, without having good practice.
The natural progress of the works of men is from rudeness to convenience, from convenience to elegance, and from elegance to nicety.
About things on which the public thinks long it commonly attains to think right.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Those see nothing but faults that seek for nothing else.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.