Dictionaries Are Like Watches, The Worst Is Better Than None, And The Best Cannot Be Expected To Go Quite True.
Quotations By Famous People
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none, and the
best cannot be expected to go quite true.
Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1784]
The Irish are a fair people; they never speak well of one another.
-- Samuel Johnson, in James Boswell, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson'...
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American -- Samuel Johnson, in Boswell's "Life
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
-- Samuel Johnson, Boswell's Life, 1770...
Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet with a package you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1773]...
Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1777]...
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions. -- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
It is better to live rich than to die rich. -- Samuel Johnso
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
-- Samuel Johnso...