Life must be filled up, and the man who is not capable of intellectual pleasures must content himself with such as his senses can afford.
More quotes by Samuel Johnson
In a man’s letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives.
Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue.
Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
More quotes about Wisdom
I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.
Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.