Samuel Johnson quotes

  • Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
  • Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.
  • The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
  • Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
  • Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
  • Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
  • Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
  • Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
  • Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
  • When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
  • To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
  • Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
  • Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.


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