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Samuel Johnson Quotes

Samuel Johnson
The Irish are a fair people- they never speak well of one another
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#Irish

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Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
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#Quote of the Day #Motivational

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The triumph of hope over experience
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#Experience

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Whoever commits a fraud is guilty not only of the particular injury to him who he deceives, but of the diminution of that confidence which constitutes not only the ease but the existence of society
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#Fraud

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To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship
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#Complaints

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Our aspirations are our possibilities.
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#Possibilities #Aspirations

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In the decline of life shame and grief are of short duration; whether it be that we bear easily what we have borne long; or that, finding ourselves in age less regarded, we less regard others; or, that we look with slight regard upon afflictions to w
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#Grief

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He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty
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#Certainty

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A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse, and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still
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#Fly

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Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God.
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#Fear #Conscience

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To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when we are not well.
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#Duty

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The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.
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#Knowledge

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Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw be
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#Anticipation

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Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change; the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again
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#Anticipation

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It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
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#Hunting

Samuel Johnson
The trade of advertising is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good, I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly with our passions.
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#Advertising

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Whatever you have spend less.
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#Money

Samuel Johnson
To embarrass justice by a multiplicity of laws, or to hazard it by confidence in judges, are the opposite rocks on which all civil institutions have been wrecked, and between which legislative wisdom has never yet found an open passage
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#Confidence

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No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.
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#Government #Tyranny

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Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
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#Women #Law

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Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
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#Marriage

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Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.
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#England

Samuel Johnson
Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
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#Man

Samuel Johnson
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
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#Value #Gold