The best Quotes by Samuel Johnson

The best Quotes by Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784), often called Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, sermonist, biographer, editor, and lexicographer.

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down.
Language is the dress of thought.
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Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
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I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.
To achieve anything great in life you must be willing to make a sacrifice.
It's always the way with great men, they can't see the knives of those who live in their shadow.
Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
Some of the greatest works of art were produced by intense grief.
Jasmine in The In Between
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
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As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
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Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
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I hate pride, but if I were going to be proud of anything it would have to be something I'd done myself. Race pride is kind of stupid.
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What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea! Resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate.
Cobb in Inception
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An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious. The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.
Cobb in Inception
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He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
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German literacy ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead have time to learn it.
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Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.
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Don't let anyone, ever, make you feel like you don't deserve what you want.
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Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.
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Time after time after time I do all this shit for other people, and then I wake up and I'm empty. I have nothing.
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
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I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
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This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
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She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
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