"All theory is against freedom of the will all experience for it."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Samuel Johnson on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Samuel Johnson on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Samuel Johnson on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Samuel Johnson on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Samuel Johnson on Mark Twain
"There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex."
"Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed."
"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair."
"Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth."
"The true art of memory is the art of attention."