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Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetick.

Category: Advertising Author: Samuel Johnson

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This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.
Category: Alcohol Author: Samuel Johnson

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Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.
Category: Alcohol Author: Samuel Johnson

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He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Category: Attitude Author: Samuel Johnson

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Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
Category: Being Yourself Author: Samuel Johnson

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Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
Category: Being Yourself Author: Samuel Johnson

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There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something peculiar to himself.
Category: Being Yourself Author: Samuel Johnson

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Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.

Category: Body Author: Samuel Johnson

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When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Category: Carpe Diem Author: Samuel Johnson

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Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.
Category: Carpe Diem Author: Samuel Johnson

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When any fit of gloominess, or perversion of mind, lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints.


Category: Complaining Author: Samuel Johnson

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Knock the "t" off the "can't."

Category: Confidence Author: Samuel Johnson

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Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.
Category: Courage Author: Samuel Johnson

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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Category: Friendship Author: Samuel Johnson

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It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
Category: Goals Author: Samuel Johnson

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While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.

Category: Grief Author: Samuel Johnson

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Grief is a species of idleness.
Category: Grief Author: Samuel Johnson

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The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Category: Habits Author: Samuel Johnson

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Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Category: Happiness Author: Samuel Johnson

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The vicious count their years; virtuous, their acts.
Category: Helping and Making a Difference Author: Samuel Johnson

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