Quotes by Samuel Johnson

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Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.
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Frugality may be termed the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the parent of Liberty.
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Grief is a species of idleness.
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Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
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In a man's letters his soul lies naked.
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The vicious count their years; virtuous, their acts.
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Wine gives a man nothing. It only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.
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No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
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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.
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Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
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