"Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Samuel Johnson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Samuel Johnson on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Samuel Johnson on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Samuel Johnson on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Samuel Johnson on Winston Churchill
"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."