Samuel Johnson Quotes
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Pity is not natural to man. Children always are cruel. Savages are always cruel.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge.
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
A man with a good coat upon his back meets with a better reception than he who has a bad one.
Fine clothes are good only as they supply the want of other means of procuring respect.
Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.
Wine gives a man nothing. It neither gives him knowledge nor wit; it only animates a man, and enables him to bring out what a dread of the company has repressed.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.