Samuel Johnson quotes

 quotes - Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Share

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”

— Samuel Johnson

 quotes - The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Share

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”

— Samuel Johnson

 quotes - The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. Share

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”

— Samuel Johnson

 quotes - The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down. Share

“The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down.”

— Samuel Johnson

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.”

— Samuel Johnson

“We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.”

— Samuel Johnson

“If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”

— Samuel Johnson

“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”

— Samuel Johnson

“It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”

— Samuel Johnson

“The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.”

— Samuel Johnson

“No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”

— Samuel Johnson

“No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.”

— Samuel Johnson

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”

— Samuel Johnson

“He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.”

— Samuel Johnson

“The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.”

— Samuel Johnson

“When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.”

— Samuel Johnson

“A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.”

— Samuel Johnson

“A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.”

— Samuel Johnson

“Words are but the signs of ideas.”

— Samuel Johnson