Samuel Johnson Quotes (1354 quotes)
“Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.”
The table talk of Samuel Johnson (1867 edition)
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (1851 edition)
“He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.”
The works of Samuel Johnson, with Murphy's essay, ed. by R. Lynam (1825 edition)
“Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed.”
Samuel Johnson: Selected Writings (2009 edition), Harvard University Press - ISBN: 9780674035850
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSamuel Johnson
Born: September 18, 1709
Died: December 13, 1784 (aged 75)
Occupation: Author, essayist, lexicographer, biographer, poet
Bio: Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history.
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