Samuel Johnson Quotes

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James Boswell
“He made two or three peculiar observations; as when shewn the botanical garden, 'Is not EVERY garden a botanical garden?”
James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson
“There is no problem the mind of man can set that the mind of man cannot solve.”
Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson
“A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.”
Samuel Johnson

Sarah Orne Jewett
“be brisk, be splendid, and be public.”
Sarah Orne Jewett, Martha's Lady

Samuel Johnson
“The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England!”
Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Samuel Johnson
“Novel: A small tale, generally of love.”
Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged in Two Volumes), Volume One

Lisa Kleypas
“I met Mr. Sterling when he came to London to establish a branch of his shipping firm." She paused. "I never imagined I would someday be running it."
"You've done very well," Keir commented, before it occurred to him that it might seem presumptuous, offering praise to someone so far above him.
Lady Merritt seemed pleased, however. "Thank you. Especially for not finishing that sentence with '... for a woman,' the way most people do. It always reminds me of the Samuel Johnson quote about a dog walking on its hind legs: 'It's not done well, but one is surprised to find it done at all.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Disguise