Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.
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Paradise Lost is a book that once put down is very hard to pick up again.
To get a name can happen but to few, it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind which must be deserved before it will be granted and is at last unwillingly bestowed.
Books that you carry to the fire and hold readily in your hand are most useful after all.
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine must quit the coolness of the shade.
We love to expect and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified we want to be again expecting.