The Best Life Quotes- Famous Samuel Johnson Sayings and Quotes
Johnson on Words
Every Quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
Dull. To make dictionaries is dull work.
Excise. A hateful tax levied upon commodities.
Lexicographer. A writer of dictionaries , a harmless drudge.
Oats. A grain which in England is generally fed to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.
More on his thoughts about Nationalism....
When two Englishmen meet their first talk is of the weather.
The Irish are fair people -they never speak well of one another.
A Frenchman must always be talking, whether he knows anything of the matter or no; an Englishman is more content to say nothing if he has nothing to say.
Dublin, though a place much worse than London, is not as bad as Iceland.
I am always sorry when languages are lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations.
Come let me know what makes a Scotchman happy!
- Best Life Quotes- The Losers
Losing is part of everyday life,and of course as the old saying goes
- The Best Quotes
- The Olympics Top Twenty Quotes
- Top Twenty Best Funny Music Quotes
A lot of people like to have an opinion on music, whether they are a DJ or a record producer,or the musicians themselves.Now and again they are prone to the occasional slip, or maybe just a lack of judgement. ...
- The Best Life Quotes-Top Twenty Funny Quotes on Alco...
Johnson on men and Women
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities in which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
A woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It has to be done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but I find, is only a wit among Lords.
When men are fit to live and like a sea-life , they are not fit to live on land.
If I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman.
Johnson on Life and Work
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see.
He who praises everybody ,praises nobody.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
We would all be idle if we could.
Politics are nothing more than a rising in the world.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
Let me know your favourite Samuel Johnson quotes!
More by this Author
Here are many great snooker quotes from the great players.Champions Steve Davis Ronnie O'Sullivan and Alex Higgins.
Money has dominated football for sometime now. Here are my favourite football quotes on how money plays a part in the game
Alex Higgins was a snooker legend. To his fans he will always be remembered as the peoples champion. Her are a few things the world of snooker have said about Alex Higgins.