People In Distress Never Think You Feel Enough. -- Dr.
People in distress never think you feel enough.
-- Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784
The Irish are a fair people; they never speak well of one another.
-- Samuel Johnson, in James Boswell, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson'...
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]...
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian.
-- Samuel Johnso...
He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him GREAT.
-- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), on Thomas Grey...
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
-- Edmund Burke (1729-1797) -- Speech at County Meeting of Bucks, 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]...
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. -- Samuel Johnso
Mr. Johnson, you smell!" "No madam, you smell, I stink." -- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
The diminutive chains of habit are seldom heavy enough to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
-- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)...