Samuel Johnson Quotes



Best 7 Quotes by Samuel Johnson

“As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.”

“As soon as I enter the door of a tavern, I experience oblivion of care, and a freedom from solicitude. There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.”

“Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.”

“It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.”

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.”

“What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence.”

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