"You can't be in politics unless you can walk in a room and know in a minute who's for you and who's against you."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Samuel Johnson on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Samuel Johnson on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Samuel Johnson on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Samuel Johnson on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Samuel Johnson on Joseph Stalin
"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."