• 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
  • Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
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  • If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
    ~ 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
  • Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.
    ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
    Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
    ~ Samuel Johnson