Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson Quotes
The Irish are a fair people - they never speak well of one another
No mind is much employed upon the present recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
Old age is not a disease- it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
The world is not yet exhaused let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
Language is the dress of thought.
It is better to live rich than to die rich.
I'm sorry, it's true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much - if at all.
Well, I think, by definition, all power has limits.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
When I moved out of my mom's house at 18 I was almost as sad to leave her sewing machine behind as anything else.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.
Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem.