Best Quotes by Samuel Johnson (Top 10)

  1. Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
  2. I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
  3. Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
  4. Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
  5. What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
  6. When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
  7. Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
  8. Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
  9. There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
  10. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.

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