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.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
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.