Samuel Johnson Quotes
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Pity is not natural to man. Children and savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress, without pity; but we have not pity unless we wish to relieve him.
People in distress never think that you feel enough.
Curiosity is one of the most certain and permanent characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
- Mae West
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.