Samuel Johnson Quotes


Information about Samuel Johnson

An English poet, critic, journalist and conversationalist, Samuel Johnson was quite the celebrity in his own time and his work continues to be admired by scholars and critics centuries later. Known to drink up to 25 cups of coffee at a sitting, Johnson completed "A Dictionary of the English Language" in 1755, though the work never brought him any real financial rewards. It did, however, st…

Date of Birth: September 18, 1709
Date of Death: December 13, 1709


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"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." Samuel Johnson
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"The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence." Samuel Johnson
The Idler No. 39 (January 13, 1759) Published in a series of one hundred and three essays, in a periodical likely to have been produced strictly for the essays themselves. Add Category or Author

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"He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage." Samuel Johnson
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"He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.''" Samuel Johnson
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"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. " Samuel Johnson
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"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson
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"There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity." Samuel Johnson
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"To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of the weary pilgrimage." Samuel Johnson
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"The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal." Samuel Johnson
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"Friendship, compounded of esteem and love, derives from one its tenderness and its permanence from the other." Samuel Johnson
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"Prudence keeps life safe, but it does not often make it happy." Samuel Johnson
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"Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." Samuel Johnson
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"Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise." Samuel Johnson
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"I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance." Samuel Johnson
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"Life has no pleasure higher or nobler than that of friendship" Samuel Johnson
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"At seventy-seven it is time to be earnest." Samuel Johnson
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"I cannot forbear to wish, that this commotion (in the colonies) may end without bloodshed, and that the rebels may be subdued by terror rather than by violence; and, therefore, recommend such a force as may take away, not only the power, but the hope" Samuel Johnson
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"They make a rout about universal liberty, without considering that all that is to be valued, or indeed can be enjoyed by individuals, is private liberty" Samuel Johnson
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"The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." Samuel Johnson
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"He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty" Samuel Johnson
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"Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own" Samuel Johnson
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