• The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
    The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • 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