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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.
– Samuel Johnson

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
– Samuel Johnson

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
– Samuel Johnson

The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.
– Samuel Johnson

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
– Samuel Johnson

Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
– Samuel Johnson

A fly, sir, may sting a stately horse, and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other a horse still.
– Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
– Samuel Johnson

There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.
– Samuel Johnson

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
– Samuel Johnson

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
– Samuel Johnson

That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own self-esteem.
– Samuel Johnson

Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom.
– Samuel Johnson

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From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.
– Samuel Johnson

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Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
– Samuel Johnson

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Life is a pill which none of us can bear to swallow without gilding.
– Samuel Johnson

Money confounds subordination.
– Samuel Johnson

Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom.
– Samuel Johnson

Friendship is a union of spirits, a marriage of hearts, and the bond there of virtue.
– Samuel Johnson

Life has no pleasure higher or nobler than that of friendship.
– Samuel Johnson