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Samuel Johnson

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"A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization." Money 2.8 avg (4 votes)
"A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself." Genius 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair." Friendship 4.0 avg (3 votes)
"A second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." Marriage 4.8 avg (31 votes)
"Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (3 votes)
"Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment." Happiness, Hope 4.6 avg (8 votes)
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." Knowledge 4.6 avg (15 votes)
"Life is a pill which none of us can bear to swallow without gilding." Life & Death 1.0 avg (1 votes)
"Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise." Love 3.7 avg (9 votes)
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money." Writing 3.0 avg (5 votes)
"No people can be great who have ceased to be virtuous." Morality 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." Patriotism 4.2 avg (42 votes)
"Round numbers are always false." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (3 votes)
"Sex: the expense is damnable, the position is ridiculous, and the pleasure fleeting." 4.1 avg (7 votes)
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." Morality 4.9 avg (42 votes)


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