Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Human life is everywhere in a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed.

Human life is everywhere in a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed.

Against the head which innocence secures, Insidious malice aims her dart in vain; Turned backwards by the powerful breath of heaven.

Against the head which innocence secures, Insidious malice aims her dart in vain; Turned backwards by the powerful breath of heaven.

Hope is itself a species of happiness, And perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.

Hope is itself a species of happiness, And perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.

All theory is against the freedom of the will, All experience for it.

All theory is against the freedom of the will, All experience for it.

All travel has its advantages. If the traveler visits Better countries, he may learn to improve his own; and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy his own.

All travel has its advantages. If the traveler visits Better countries, he may learn to improve his own; and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy his own.

An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest innocence away.

An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest innocence away.

Assertion is not argument; to contradict the statement of An opponent is not proof that you are correct.

Assertion is not argument; to contradict the statement of An opponent is not proof that you are correct.

Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly.

Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly.

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