The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.
More quotes by Samuel Johnson
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
More quotes about Wisdom
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not love you; you may settle yourself in full confidence both of my love and my esteem; I love you as a kind man, I value you as a worthy man, and hope in time to reverence you as a man of exemplary piety.
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.
He took off his hat and shook it (having hurried home as though his own coronation were waiting), and moved now with the slow deliberation of lonely people who have time for every meager requirement of their lives.
A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.