Samuel Johnson
Lichfield / England

Quotes

11 November 2014
Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound: great debts are like cannon; of loud noise, but little danger.
11 November 2014
A Judge may be a farmer; but he is not to geld his own pigs. A Judge may play a little at cards for his own amusement; but he is not to play at marbles, or chuck farthing in the Piazza.
11 November 2014
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
11 November 2014
Men hate more steadily than they love.
11 November 2014
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman.
11 November 2014
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
11 November 2014
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
11 November 2014
Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great.
11 November 2014
Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements.
11 November 2014
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.

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