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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Small debts are like small shot, they are rattling on every side and can scarcely be escaped without a wound: great debts are like cannon, of loud noise but little danger.
He who praises everybody praises nobody.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do is valuable.
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife, he is always proud of himself as the source of it.