Quotes by Samuel Johnson

Of all the griefs that harass the distrest,
Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.


A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.


Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.


Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.


In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.


Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.


It is better to live rich than to die rich.


It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.


Men have been wise in many different modes; but they have always laughed the same way.


People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.