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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A man ought to read just as inclination leads him for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it.
There is indeed nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman.
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.