"Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Samuel Johnson on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Samuel Johnson on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Samuel Johnson on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Samuel Johnson on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Samuel Johnson on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."