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Johnson Quotes

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.

Category: Adversity

One of the aged greatest miseries is that they cannot easily find a companion able to share the memories of the past.

Category: Age And Aging

No one will persist long in helping someone who will not help themselves.

Category: Aid And Assistance

Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary; to men of real science, they are tools: but more are tools to them.

Category: Books And Reading

Tradition is but a meteor, which, if it once falls, cannot be rekindled. Memory, once interrupted, is not to be recalled. But written learning is a fixed luminary, which, after the cloud that had hidden it has passed away, is again bright in its proper station. So books are faithful repositories, which may be awhile neglected or forgotten, but when opened again, will again impart instruction.

Category: Books And Reading

When any anxiety or gloom of the mind takes hold of you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaining; but exert yourselves to hide it, and by endeavoring to hide it you drive it away.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart.

Category: Conversation

If what happens does not make us richer, we must welcome it if it makes us wiser.

Category: Experience

To have gold is to be in fear, and to want it to be sorrow.

Category: Gold

Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, ''I did not give it to the man, but to humanity.

Category: Humankind

Language is the pedigree of nations.

Category: Language

Laws teach us to know when we commit injury and when we suffer it.

Category: Law And Lawyers

Our minds should not be empty because if they are not preoccupied by good, evil will break in upon them.

Category: Mind