Samuel Johnson Quotes

Who is Samuel Johnson?

Dr. Samuel Johnson was an English poet and moralist. He is best known today for beging the subject of the "What the fuck am I reading" meme.

Born September 18, 1709
Died December 13, 1784

Books by Samuel Johnson


Best 7 Quotes by Samuel Johnson

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

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.”

Samuel Johnson

“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.”

Samuel Johnson

“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.”

Samuel Johnson

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Samuel Johnson