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Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
– Samuel Johnson

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

You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not silence is the sharper sword.
– Samuel Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
– Samuel Johnson

He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
– Samuel Johnson

I fly from pleasure, because pleasure has ceased to please: I am lonely because I am miserable.
– Samuel Johnson

A tavern chair is the throne of human felicity.
– Samuel Johnson

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.
– Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
– Samuel Johnson

The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.
– Samuel Johnson

Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o’clock is a scoundrel.
– Samuel Johnson

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There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
– Samuel Johnson

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Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
– Samuel Johnson

The true art of memory is the art of attention.
– Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
– Samuel Johnson

Never speak of a man in his own presence. It is always indelicate, and may be offensive .
– Samuel Johnson

Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.
– Samuel Johnson

The great Cham of literature.
– Samuel Johnson

It is the just doom of laziness and a gluttony to be inactive without ease, and drowsy without tranquillity.
– Samuel Johnson

Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard and be wise.
– Samuel Johnson