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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The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
Man alone is born crying lives complaining and dies disappointed.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.
It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.
Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured and little to be enjoyed.
My dear friend clear your mind of can't.