Quotes by English Author Samuel Johnson


The chains of habit are generally too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel Johnson

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling. Samuel Johnson

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. Samuel Johnson

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Samuel Johnson

The future is purchased by the present. Samuel Johnson

A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still. Samuel Johnson

I hate mankind, for I think of myself as one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. Samuel Johnson

What is read twice is usually remembered more than what is once written. Samuel Johnson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. Samuel Johnson

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. Samuel Johnson

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. Samuel Johnson

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. Samuel Johnson

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it. Samuel Johnson

When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land. Samuel Johnson

A wicked fellow is the most pious when he takes to it. He'll beat you all at piety. Samuel Johnson

Sir, I have found you an argument. I am not obliged to find you an understanding. Samuel Johnson

Suspicion is most often useless pain. Samuel Johnson

He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor. Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good. Samuel Johnson

Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled. Samuel Johnson


Samuel Johnson's favourite quotes topics
LifeKnowledgeWritingHappinessFriends

authors similar to Samuel Johnson
Mark Twain
565 quotes
George Eliot
218 quotes
Victor Hugo
173 quotes

Popular quote topics
Quote
Loading ...