"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."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Samuel Johnson on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Samuel Johnson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Samuel Johnson on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Samuel Johnson on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Samuel Johnson on Dalai Lama
"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."