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Only when we realize that we know nothing we can learn a lot.
389
Try new things. Make mistakes to learn.
366
To achieve success you need inspiration and aspiration.
349
If you are not aware of something you will not be able to see it eventhough if it is in front of your eyes.
Samuel Johnson
380
There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than...
Samuel Johnson
349
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.
Samuel Johnson
303
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson
400
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a...
Samuel Johnson
345
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
Samuel Johnson
165
What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence.
Samuel Johnson
247
Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult.
Samuel Johnson
152
Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Samuel Johnson
159
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Samuel Johnson
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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.
Samuel Johnson
145
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Samuel Johnson
274
It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
Samuel Johnson
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The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson
131
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson
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A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Samuel Johnson
222
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.