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A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
Entertainment
Samuel Johnson

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A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Welfare
Samuel Johnson

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A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Food and Eating
Samuel Johnson

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A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Samuel Johnson

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A man who is good enough to go to heaven is not good enough to be a clergyman.
Preachers and Preaching
Samuel Johnson

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A vow is a snare for sin.
Vow
Samuel Johnson

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A wicked fellow is the most pious when he takes to it. He'll beat you all at piety.
Piety
Samuel Johnson

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Ah! Sir, a boy's being flogged is not so severe as a man's having the hiss of the world against him.
Public Opinion
Samuel Johnson

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All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
Freedom
Samuel Johnson

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All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.
Wonder
Samuel Johnson

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Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
Imitation
Samuel Johnson

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As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.
Idleness
Samuel Johnson

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At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
Age and Aging
Samuel Johnson

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Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
Books - Reading
Samuel Johnson

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Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
Courage
Samuel Johnson

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Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity.
Christians and Christianity
Samuel Johnson

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Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.
Heroes and Heroism
Samuel Johnson

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Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Quotations
Samuel Johnson

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Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Critics and Criticism
Samuel Johnson

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

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Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
Curiosity
Samuel Johnson

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Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible.
Music
Samuel Johnson

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Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.
Disease
Samuel Johnson

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Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.
Perspective
Samuel Johnson

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Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.
Calamity
Samuel Johnson

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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