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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You can't be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in a minute who's for you and who's against you.
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
To keep your secret is wisdom, but to expect others to keep it is folly.
What we hope ever to do with ease we must learn first to do with diligence.
You find no man at all intellectual who is willing to leave London. No Sir when a man is tired of London he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford.
Actions are visible though motives are secret.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not.