Quotes by Samuel Johnson

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Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
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There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
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While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
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Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain.
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Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
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Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.
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Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
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Classical quotation is a parole of literary men all over the world.
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Knock the "t" off the "can't."
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How many may a man of diffusive conversation count among his acquaintances, whose lives have been signalized by numberless escapes; who never cross the river but in a storm, or take a journey into the country without more adventures than befel the knights-errant of ancient times in pathless forests or enchanted castles! How many must he know, to whom portents and prodigies are of daily occurrence; and for whom nature is hourly working wonders invisible to every other eye, only to supply them with subjects of conversation?
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