Samuel Johnson Quotes
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Grief is a species of idleness.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.
He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of hard words and obscure sentences, and asks why books are written which cannot be understood.
In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.
Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Whoever rises above those who once pleased themselves with equality, will have many malevolent gazers at his eminence.
He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
There is a certain degree of temptation which will overcome any virtue. Now, in so far as you approach temptation to a man, you do him an injury; and, if he is overcome, you share his guilt.
The stage but echoes back the public voice. The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live.
In traveling: a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.