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Samuel Johnson Facts

Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. (1709 – 1784)

Quotes by Samuel Johnson

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
Samuel Johnson

It is happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson

So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something.
Samuel Johnson

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
Samuel Johnson

When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Samuel Johnson

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