I Am Willing To Love All Mankind, Except An American -- Samuel Johnson, In Boswell's "Life
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American
-- Samuel Johnson, in Boswell's "Life"
The Irish are a fair people; they never speak well of one another.
-- Samuel Johnson, in James Boswell, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson'...
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. -- S.
Johnson, "The Life of Samuel Johnson" by J. Boswell In Dr....
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
-- Samuel Johnso...
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]...
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]...
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...
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]...
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. -- Samuel Johnso