|Born||September 18, 1709|
|Died||December 13, 1784|
The repository contains 11 quotes from Dr. Johnson.
Nobody has the right to put another under such a difficulty that he must either hurt the person by telling the truth or hurt himself by telling what is not true.
No one is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, their fondness for themselves.
The business of life is to go forward.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.
Remarriage: a triumph of hope over experience.
Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.
A successful author is equally in danger of the dimunition of his fame whether he continues or ceases to write.
He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
This is one of the disadvantages of wine; it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.