"The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Samuel Johnson on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Samuel Johnson on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Samuel Johnson on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Samuel Johnson on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Samuel Johnson on William Shakespeare
"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."