To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
More quotes by Samuel Johnson
The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
Our tastes greatly alter. The lad does not care for the child’s rattle, and the old man does not care for the young man’s whore.
Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
More quotes about Wisdom
We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain – at least in a poor country like Russia – and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
There was never a century nor a country that was short of experts who knew the Deity’s mind and were willing to reveal it.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow, but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved.
You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.