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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When a man is tired of London he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford.
No man was ever great by imitation.
It matters not how a man dies but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance it lasts so short a time.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table than when his wife talks Greek.
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
The return of my birthday if I remember it fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
By seeing London I have seen as much of life as the world can show.