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What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.


Samuel Johnson

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Effort without talent is a depressing situation... but talent without effort is a tragedy.
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When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
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The great Cham of literature. (Samuel Johnson)
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It is what it is, it is what you make it.
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I could never see a book written in a foreign language without the most ardent desire to read it.
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As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
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Crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.
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Love is not love, without a violin playing goat.
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Nobody gets to be good at something without effort, no matter what your aptitude is.
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Without pleasure there is no sight or measure.
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It is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
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What we read with pleasure we read again with pleasure.
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My actions appeared justified, ... I did this work without pleasure, without pleasure.
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When they see that, they know exactly what it is without having to read it.
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What is read twice is usually remembered more than what is once written.
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I regret that I wasn't more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.
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See the world for what it is.
BEAUTIFUL!
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Walls don't fall without effort.
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What a pleasure to read!
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Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
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Success is dependent on effort.
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Economy is a way of spending money without getting any pleasure out of it.
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Economy is a way of spending money without getting any pleasure out of it
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Without coffee, nothing gets written. Period.
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Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure.
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People without hope not only don't write novels, but what is more to the point, they don't read them...
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It's a sin only if it harms you
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The noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.
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Wealth without work
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Lincoln jibed that a general INVADED Canada without resistance and out-vaded it without pursuit.
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Without effort, no deed can be done.
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Without my Johnson trademark mop of yellow hair, I think I would be nothing.
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About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age
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Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
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Compounding is a wonderful way to increase your income without extra effort, time or money.
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Cats tell me without effort all that there is to know.
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Sometimes one is without the pleasure of playing. But when the silence of the audience is perfect, w...
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Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
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Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
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Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
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Death is like a dusty road, without you by my side
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About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
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Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
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This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
[C]ourage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give. For we that live to please, must please to live.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with hims...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
If I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many thing...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Much may be made of a Scotchman, if he be caught young.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
It is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Man is not weak; knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external age...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upo...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas: I wish, however, t...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite human beings, Human benevolence is mingled w...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Sir, a man may be so much of everything, that he is nothing of anything.
SAMUEL JOHNSON