• Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.
    Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
    Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Second marriage: the triumph of hope over experience.
    Second marriage: the triumph of hope over experience.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
    There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
    Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
    ~ Samuel Johnson, April 7, 1775.
  • Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
    Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.
    Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
    A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
    ~ Samuel Johnson