"Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Samuel Johnson on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Samuel Johnson on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Samuel Johnson on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Samuel Johnson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Samuel Johnson on Booker T. Washington
"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."