Samuel Johnson Quotes.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
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.
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern… No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man’s virtues the means of deceiving him.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.