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502 Quotations of Samuel Johnson.

141. Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which t ...

142. Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and capt ...

143. Hope itself is a species of happiness, and perhaps, the chief happiness which th ...

144. Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may ...

145. I am a great friend to public amusements, for they keep the people fr ...

146. I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees ...

147. I am not able to instruct you. I can only tell that I have chosen wrong. I have ...

148. I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it gen ...

149. I am willing to love all mankind, except an Amer ...

150. I found your essay to be good and original; however, the part that was original ...

151. I gleaned jests at home from obsolete fa ...

152. I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know than all the allegorical pain ...

153. I hate mankind, for I think of myself as one of the best of them, and I know how ...

154. I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human natur ...

155. I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less ...

156. I have found you an argument: but I am not obliged to find you an unders ...

157. I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk i ...

158. I have thought of a pulley to raise me gradually; but that would give me pain, a ...

159. I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experien ...

160. I know not, Madam, that you have a right, upon moral principles, to make your re ...


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