Aphorisms by author: Samuel Johnson

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
By theme : Behavior
Money and time are the heaviest burdens in life: and among mortals, those who are most unhappy are the ones who have more than they need.
By theme : Happiness Unhappiness
Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as a duchess.
By theme : Psychology Wisdom
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
By theme : Wisdom
Life is short. The sooner a man begins to enjoy his wealth the better.
By theme : Life Wealth
That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments.
By theme : Behavior Relations
Languages are the pedigree of nations.
By theme : Culture Society
The present is never a happy state to any human being.
By theme : Happiness Time
Riches seldom make their owners rich.
By theme : Wealth
Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
By theme : Behavior
The future is purchased by the present.
By theme : Future
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
By theme : Science Thought
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
By theme : Envy Psychology
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
By theme : Reason Wisdom
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
By theme : Stupidity Wisdom
The great source of pleasure is variety.
By theme : Psychology Wisdom
Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.
By theme : Behavior Relations Society
It very seldom happens to a man that his business is his pleasure.
By theme : Business Life
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
By theme : Women
Man`s chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature.
By theme : Morality Wisdom
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