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SAMUEL JOHNSON (A/K/A DR. JOHNSON) ("THE GREAT CHAM OF LITERATURE")
English author and lexicographer
(1709 - 1784)
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Misery is caused for the most part, not by a heavy crash of disaster, but by the corrosion of less visible evils, which canker enjoyment and undermine security.
      - [Misery]

Misfortunes should always be expected.
      - [Misfortune]

Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful.
      - [Moderation]

Modern writers are the moons of literature; they shine, with reflected light,--with light borrowed from the ancients.
      - [Authorship]

Money and time, are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
      - [Money]

Money confounds subordination.
      - [Money]

More is learned in a public than in a private school, from emulation. There is the collision of mind with mind, or the radiation of many minds pointing to one center.
      - [Schools]

Most men are more willing to indulge in easy vices than to practise laborious virtues.
      - [Vice]

Most men think indistinctly, and therefore cannot speak with exactness.
      - [Thought]

Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
      - [Music]

Mutual complacency is the atmosphere of conjugal love.
      - [Wedlock]

My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
      - [Inability]

Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities.
      - [Poverty]

Nature never gives everything at once.
      - [Nature]

Never believe extraordinary characters which you hear of people. Depend upon it, they are exaggerated. You do not see one man shoot a great deal higher than another.
      - [Exaggeration]

Never mind the use--do it!
      - [Utility]

No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want of hourly assistance.
      - [Knowledge]

No evil is insupportable but that which is accompanied with consciousness of wrong.
      - [Evil]

No man can fall into contempt but those who deserve it.
      - [Contempt]

No man can have much kindness for him by whom he does not believe himself esteemed, and nothing so evidently proves esteem as imitation.
      - [Esteem]

No man ever yet became great by imitation.
      - [Greatness]

No man hates him at whom he can laugh.
      - [Hate]

No man heartily hates him at who he can laugh.
      - [Laughter]

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
      - [Hypocrisy]

No man is defeated without some resentment which will be continued with obstinacy while he believes himself in the right, and asserted with bitterness, if even to his own conscience he is detected in the wrong.
      - [Defeat]


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