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Samuel Johnson

Read through the most famous quotes from Samuel Johnson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

— Samuel Johnson

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What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

— Samuel Johnson

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A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.

— Samuel Johnson

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My congratulations to you, sir. 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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Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

— Samuel Johnson

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Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.

— Samuel Johnson

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I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.

— Samuel Johnson

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Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.

— Samuel Johnson


There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.

— Samuel Johnson

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I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.

— Samuel Johnson

#literary-criticism #obscurity #writing #authority

About Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson Quotes

Did you know about Samuel Johnson?

He soon contracted scrofula known at that time as the "King's Evil" because it was thought royalty could cure it. Instead of writing the whole work himself he dictated to Hector who then took the copy to the printer and made any corrections.

After working as a teacher he moved to London where he began to write for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage the poems "London" and "The Vanity of Human WiSamuel Johnsons" and the play Irene. S.

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