Quotes by Samuel Johnson

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The excellence of aphorisms consists not so much in the expression of some rare or abstruse sentiment, as in the comprehension of some useful truth in few words.
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Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
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Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
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Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
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A cow is a very good animal in the field, but we turn her out of a garden.
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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 drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
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With an unquiet mind, neither exercise, nor diet, nor physick can be of much use.
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When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.
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When any fit of gloominess, or perversion of mind, lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints.
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The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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