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Samuel Johnson quotes and sayings

Author | Born: September 18, 1709 - Died: December 13, 1784
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : With these celestial wisdom calms the mind, and makes the happiness she does not find.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : Where necessity ends, desire and curiosity begin; and no sooner are we supplied with everything nature can demand than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : To excite opposition and inflame malevolence is the unhappy privilege of courage made arrogant by consciousness of strength.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : The cure for the greatest part of human miseries is not radical, but palliative.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : Pension: An allowance made to anyone without an equivalent. In England it is generally understood to mean pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : The purpose of a writer is to be read, and the criticism which would destroy the power of pleasing must be blown aside.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : Resentment is a union of sorrow with malignity; a combination of a passion which all endeavor to avoid with a passion which all concur to detest.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : Some fiery fop, with new commission vain, who sleeps on brambles till he kills his man; some frolic drunkard, reeling from a feast, provokes a broil, and stabs you for a jest.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : What is easy is seldom excellent.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : Merriment is always the effect of a sudden impression. The jest which is expected is already destroyed.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : Nobody has the right to put another under such a difficulty that he must either hurt the person by telling the truth or hurt himself by telling what is not true.
Samuel Johnson motivational quote : Labor's face is wrinkled with the wind, and swarthy with the sun.