Samuel Johnson quotes

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He that fails in his endeavours after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
Piety practised in solitude, like the flower that blooms in the desert, may give its fragrance to the winds of heaven, and delight ...
Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity ...
The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if thos ...
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
Long-expected one and twenty
Ling'ring year at last is flown,
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If the guardian or the mother
Tell the woes of willful waste,
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Loosened from the minor's tether;
Free to mortgage or to sell,
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Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm ...
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures i ...
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