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502 Quotations of Samuel Johnson.

461. Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes ...

462. Virtue is too often merely loc ...

463. We all live in the hope of pleasing somebody; and the pleasure of pleasing ought ...

464. We are inclined to believe those whom we don not know because they have never de ...

465. We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found; and eac ...

466. We grow weary of those things which we most de ...

467. We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we ...

468. We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to ...

469. Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as ...

470. What ever the motive for the insult, it is always best to overlook it; for folly ...

471. What ills from beauty spri ...

472. What is read twice is usually remembered more than what is once w ...

473. What is written without effort is in general read without pl ...

474. What provokes your risibility, Sir? Have I said anything that you understand? Th ...

475. What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with di ...

476. Whatever enlarges hope will also exhalt co ...

477. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the ...

478. When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind won ...

479. When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how muc ...

480. When any fit of gloominess, or perversion of mind, lays hold upon you, make it a ...


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