Samuel Johnson Quotes

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

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

~ Samuel Johnson

Language is the dress of thought.

~ Samuel Johnson

A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.

~ Samuel Johnson

Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning.

~ Samuel Johnson

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.

~ Samuel Johnson

I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.

~ Samuel Johnson

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

~ Samuel Johnson

Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.

~ Samuel Johnson

A cucumber whould be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and viniger, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.

~ Samuel Johnson

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