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Tradition is but a meteor, which, if it once falls, cannot be rekindled. Memory, once interrupted, is not to be recalled. But written learning is a fixed luminary, which, after the cloud that had hidden it has passed away, is again bright in its proper station. So books are faithful repositories, which may be awhile neglected or forgotten, but when opened again, will again impart instruction.


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A man used to vicissitudes is not easily dejected.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
SPENCER JOHNSON
Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ign...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanit...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alon...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.
REBECCA JOHNSON
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may b...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The wise man applauds he who he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world applauds the wealthy.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Virtue is too often merely local.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
So different are the colors of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
That observation which is called knowledge of the world will be found much more frequently to make m...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to be ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The key to my success has been to give up everything for my dream.
JOHN JOHNSON
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Such seems to be the disposition of man, that whatever makes a distinction produces rivalry.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of summoning difficulties, passing from one step of succes...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
An age that melts with unperceiv'd decay, And glides in modest innocence away.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fi...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to brea...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
London! the needy villain's general home, The common sewer of Paris and of Rome! With eager t...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Get together a hundred or two men, however sensible they may be, and you are very likely to have a m...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Yet still he fills affection's eye, Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
A woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are sur...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
We're just a bubble in a boiling pot.
JACK JOHNSON
At the earliest age, when I saw a 'wet paint' sign, I had to touch the paint to see if it wa...
GARY JOHNSON
We have the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. 'America, land of liberty an...
GARY JOHNSON
I was the Republican governor of the heavily Democratic state of New Mexico. I focused on good gover...
GARY JOHNSON
I love doing improv. I love comedy. I have always felt this way, even when I was really young.
DAKOTA JOHNSON
I would go through phases of wanting to be a mermaid or a vet, but because I grew up around people w...
DAKOTA JOHNSON
I went through a phase where I loved tattoos, and I loved the feeling of getting tattooed.
DAKOTA JOHNSON
It's true that I'm not ashamed of my body. I'm comfortable, and I think more women shoul...
DAKOTA JOHNSON
The team doctor, the team trainers, they work for the team. And I love 'em, you know. They'r...
CALVIN JOHNSON