He Who Has So Little Knowledge Of Human Nature As To Seek Happiness By Changing Anything But His Own Disposition Will Waste His Life In Fruitless Efforts.
"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as
to seek happiness by changing anything but his own
disposition will waste his life in fruitless
-- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife
he is always proud of himself as the source of it. -- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)...
No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life. -- Samuel Goldwy
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
-- Dr. Samuel Johnso...
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it.
His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality....
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
-- Samuel Johnso...
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. -- Samuel Johnso
Books without the knowledge of life are useless. -- Samuel Johnso
Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it.
However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn't like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself....
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]...