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Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Present opportunities are neglected and attainable good is slighted by minds busied in extensive ranges and intent upon future advantages."

Present opportunities are neglected and attainable good is slighted by minds busied in extensive ranges and intent upon future advantages.




Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Every state of society is as luxurious as it can be. Men always take the best they can get."

Every state of society is as luxurious as it can be. Men always take the best they can get.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life."

To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out."

Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.




Samuel Johnson Quotes: "It is better to live rich than to die rich."

It is better to live rich than to die rich.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it."

A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "O how vain and vile a passion is this fear! What base uncomely things it makes men do."

O how vain and vile a passion is this fear! What base uncomely things it makes men do.




Samuel Johnson Quotes: "It is necessary to hope... for hope itself is happiness."

It is necessary to hope... for hope itself is happiness.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money."

There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money."

No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "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 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.




Samuel Johnson Quotes: "When speculation has done its worst two and two still make four."

When speculation has done its worst two and two still make four.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the disposition of vulgar minds to ridicule and vilify what they cannot comprehend."

Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the disposition of vulgar minds to ridicule and vilify what they cannot comprehend.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Your manuscript is both good and original but the parts that are good are not original and the parts that are original are not good."

Your manuscript is both good and original but the parts that are good are not original and the parts that are original are not good.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef love like being enlivened with champagne."

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef love like being enlivened with champagne.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."

Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Words are but the signs of ideas."

Words are but the signs of ideas.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it."

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Such is the state of life that none are happy but by the anticipation of change. The change itself is nothing. When we have made it the next wish is to change again."

Such is the state of life that none are happy but by the anticipation of change. The change itself is nothing. When we have made it the next wish is to change again.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Pride is seldom delicate: it will please itself with very mean advantages."

Pride is seldom delicate: it will please itself with very mean advantages.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "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 a book."

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 a book.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Knowledge is of two kinds we know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it."

Knowledge is of two kinds we know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself."

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "A man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge."

A man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life . . . the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use."

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



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that it is always respected even when it is associated with vice."

Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that it is always respected even when it is associated with vice.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern."

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise."

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade."

He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned."

Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us."

Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Much may be made of a Scotchman if he be caught young."

Much may be made of a Scotchman if he be caught young.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it."

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "The true art of memory is the art of attention."

The true art of memory is the art of attention.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Moderation is commonly firm and firmness is commonly successful."

Moderation is commonly firm and firmness is commonly successful.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Abstinence is as easy for me as temperance would be difficult."

Abstinence is as easy for me as temperance would be difficult.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "You can never be wise unless you love reading."

You can never be wise unless you love reading.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity."

It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "One of the disadvantages of wine is that is makes a man mistake words for thoughts."

One of the disadvantages of wine is that is makes a man mistake words for thoughts.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Friendship is seldom lasting but between equals or where the superiority on one side is reduced by some equivalent advantage on the other."

Friendship is seldom lasting but between equals or where the superiority on one side is reduced by some equivalent advantage on the other.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "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."

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.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Man is not weak - knowledge is more than equivalent to force. The master of mechanics laughs at strength."

Man is not weak - knowledge is more than equivalent to force. The master of mechanics laughs at strength.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "No one is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, their fondness for themselves."

No one is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, their fondness for themselves.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Friendship is a union of spirits a marriage of hearts and the bond there of virtue."

Friendship is a union of spirits a marriage of hearts and the bond there of virtue.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt."

Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Language is the dress of thought."

Language is the dress of thought.



Samuel Johnson Quotes: "Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance."

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.