Samuel Johnson

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.  - Dr. Samuel Johnson

Whatever enlarges hope will also exhalt courage. - Samuel Johnson

Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity. - Samuel Johnson

Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly. - Samuel Johnson

When speculation has done its worse, two and two still make four. - Samuel Johnson

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. - Samuel Johnson

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

The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book. - Samuel Johnson

Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that it is always respected. - Samuel Johnson

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. - Samuel Johnson

It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see. - Samuel Johnson

Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. - Samuel Johnson

Christmas is the family time, the good time of the year. - Samuel Johnson