Samuel Johnson Quotes
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Apologies are seldom of any use.
It very seldom happens to a man that his business is his pleasure.
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labour, than when you give money merely in charity.
Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
On Sunday Mr Green paid a visit from Lichfield, and, having nothing to say, said nothing and went away.
It is advantageous to an author that his book should be attacked as well as praised. Fame is a shuttlecock. If it be struck at only one end of the room, it will soon fall to the ground. To keep it up, it must be struck at both ends.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived US.
Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
The time we waste trying to find out what life is all about could be spent loving someone and finding out.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
- Mae West
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.