"Life is short. The sooner that a man begins to enjoy his wealth the better." - Samuel Johnson

"Every man has a right to utter what he thinks is truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it." - Samuel Johnson

"Shame arises from the fear of man; conscience from the fear of God." - Samuel Johnson

"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

"Example is more efficacious than precept." - Samuel Johnson

"It is unjust to claim the privileges of age and retain the playthings of childhood." - Samuel Johnson

"As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." So it is in traveling: a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge." - Samuel Johnson

"Dictionaries are like watches. The worst is better than none at all and even the best cannot be expected to run quite true." - Samuel Johnson

"The life of a conscientious clergyman is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than he is able to maintain. I would rather have chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls." - Samuel Johnson

"The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us." - Samuel Johnson

"Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us." - Samuel Johnson

"Friendship is seldom lasting but between equals, or where the superiority on one side is reduced by some equivalent advantage on the other." - Samuel Johnson

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