Quotes by Samuel Johnson

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Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
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It is generally agreed, that few men are made better by affluence or exaltation.
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Human beings of all societies in all periods of history believe that their ideas on the nature of the real world are the most secure, and that their ideas on religion, ethics and justice are the most enlightened. Like us, they think that final knowledge i
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No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability.
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There is scarcely any writer who has not celebrated the happiness of rural privacy, and delighted himself and his reader with the melody of birds, the whisper of groves, and the murmur of rivulets.
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There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something peculiar to himself.
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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
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It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
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This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery.
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Authors and lovers always suffer some infatuation, from which only absence can set them free.
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