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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709  – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

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Connie Johnson, breast cancer awareness advocate and sister of Samuel Johnson dies - Daily Telegraph
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Great works are performed, not by strength but, by perseverance. - Samuel Johnson . .
For some reason, Samuel Johnson's exchange with Bishop Berkeley springs to mind
"The Daily Mail is the last refuge of the scoundrel" -. Samuel Johnson, April 7, 1775
People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed. Dr. Samuel Johnson
Closely related. Dr. Samuel Johnson: "What reason did not dictate, reason can not explain."
Ill informed use of "Johnsonian" here, which indicates the great Samuel Johnson, Dr J…
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. - Dr. Samuel Johnson
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings ~ Dr. Samuel Johnson
Daily "Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." - Samuel Johnson
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.-- S. Johnson, "The Life of Samuel Johnson" by J. BoswellIn Dr. Johnson's
Samuel Johnson, Gold Logie winner, talks to the panel about his win and Molly's generous gift on
Samuel Johnson and must be booked for sedition...
It's not news but gosh Samuel Johnson is a good egg. All his post Gold Logie interviews today have been pure class
New post (Logies 2017: Samuel Johnson dedicates award to sister Connie) has been published on World Fast News -…
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My Gold Logie prediction is a hard one, but it is either out of Waleed Aly, Peter Helliar or Samuel Johnson. Maybe Samuel Johnson.
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (Unabridged) - Samuel Johnson and James Boswell |…
Samuel Johnson's dictionary was first published in 1755. We marked 250 years on the 2005 UK 50p https…
A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes is. - Samuel Johnson
“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” ? Samuel Johnson
"I never desire to converse witn a man who has written more than he has readf" Samuel Johnson
On this day in 1755, Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 2 volumes:
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its values only to its scarcity - Samuel Johnson
To improve the golden moment of opportunity,and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.W…
"I never desire to conversebwith a man who has written more chan he has read.s Samuel Johnson
Today in 1755, Samuel Johnson's A Long List in Book Form and in Alphabetical Order of All Words Used in the English Lan…
Cool moment sometimes you forget they're real people, but Joe Johnson is Hood's childhood idol.
in 1755, Dr Samuel Johnson (yes, that one from Blackadder!) had his dictionary first published
Dr Samuel Johnson published his Dictionary in 1755, explore the English Language some more with our FREE course ht…
Major Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi was the first African to lead a UN military operation and also the first Major General i…
On this day 1755, Samuel Johnson's 'A Dictionary of the English Language', was published. . Can't wait for the sequel...
Gordon Hayward on Joe Johnson's final play: "It’s stuff he’s been doing for a long time."
In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge. - Samuel Johnson
The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. ~Samuel Johnson
Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God. - Samuel Johnson
"Do yourself a favour" and check out 'Molly'. We were lucky enough to work with the very talented Samuel Johnson...
Molly star Samuel Johnson quits acting to raise money for cancer research via
'Molly' actor Samuel Johnson to jump in the Birdman Rally in support of his sister's charity.
91 year old Civil War veteran Samuel Johnson at the  Memorial Day Parade in Wilmington, DE…
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. - Samuel Johnson
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability. - Samuel Johnson
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. - Samuel Johnson
In 1756 Francis Barber walked out of Samuel Johnson's house &didn't come back
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. ~ James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good | Samuel Johnson
February 23. “Your aspirations are your possibilities.” - Samuel Johnson. Most of us spend our lives seeking to...
A wicked fellow is the most pious when he takes to it. He'll beat you all at piety. - Samuel Johnson
Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain. - Samuel Johnson
Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression. - Samuel Johnson
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. - Samuel Johnson
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking. - Samuel Johnson
Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. - Samuel Johnson
Man is not weak; knowledge is more than equivalent to force. - Samuel Johnson
generalised is the English version before Samuel Johnson's dictionary was "Americanised" by Noah Webster 🇺🇸
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. -Samuel Johnson.
Samuel Johnson - A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.". Samuel Johnson
*From the vault* How to beat Barcelona, with helpful advice from Bruce Lee, Samuel Johnson, and others.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. - Samuel Johnson
There are charms made only for distance admiration. - Samuel Johnson
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I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance. - Samuel Johnson.
The endearing elegance of female friendship. - Samuel Johnson.
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment. - Samuel Johnson.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. - Samuel Johnson.
Lillian de la Torre wrote a collection of mystery short stories with Samuel Johnson and James Boswell as 18th centu…
The Irish are a fair people - they never speak well of one another. ~ Samuel Johnson
New Listing: Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell ~ Vol. 1 only, 1st American ed. Printed in Boston. 1807
Our quote of the day is from English writer Samuel Johnson
The Fortunes of Francis Barber by Michael Bundock review – saved by Samuel Johnson
“Hope is necessary in every condition.” - Samuel Johnson
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"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life". Samuel Johnson @ The River Thames
The true measure of a person is how they treat someone who can do them absolutely no good. -Samuel Johnson
HELEN FALCON (MBE), LIED. "It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust." Samuel Johnson
Karen Ristevski’s friend Samuel Johnson makes impassioned plea for her safe return ...
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Australian actor Samuel Johnson makes emotional plea for information about missing friend, Karen Ristevski.
"Their revolution was thus an assertion, subconsciously, of their dignity as white men." Echoes of Samuel Johnson
My book index might be the first to include references to both Samuel Johnson and Junior Johnson.
// is she not conflating a Samuel Johnson [no relation to Boris btw :-) ] with hating the Garden Bridge project?
True genius is a mind of late general powers accidentally determined in some particular direction - Dr. Samuel Johnson
“Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.” Dr. Samuel Johnson.
“Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own”. Samuel Johnson
Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.
EU referendum: More evidence for Loch Ness Monster than Government's Brexit economic…
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
More evidence for Loch Ness Monster than Brexit economic forecasts, says Boris Johnson
Samuel Johnson: "To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self."
"Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life." - Samuel Johnson
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant. Samuel Johnson
...act by which kindness was sought puts an end to confidence--Samuel Johnson
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Tomorrow is an old deceiver,and his cheat never grows stale-Samuel Johnson
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization. By Samuel Johnson
marks the anniversary of the first meeting of Samuel Johnson & his biographer in 1763.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table...
My dear friend, clear your mind of can't. -Samuel Johnson
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything-Samuel Johnson
"A wrater only begins a book. A reoder finishes it." Samuel Johnson
Keep at it to achieve! "Few things are impossible to diligence and skill." Samuel Johnson
"I never desire to converse with a man *** has wr.tten more than he has read." Samuel Johnson
Highly recommend the Samuel Johnson series by John Connolly btw.
Whatever enla,ges hope will alsozexalt courage. Samuel Johnson
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write.
Diary of a Journey into North Wales, in the Year 1774 by Samuel Johnson 1816 ED
Why does this book about Molly Meldrum by Molly Meldrum have a photo of Samuel Johnson on the cover?
Denise's Daily Dose:. “Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.”. ― Samuel Johnson
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All I can say is "German" is not in Samuel Johnson's dictionary. Might be implied though like in French dico of 1762.
Samuel Johnson over at Love Your Sister has something exciting coming soon. Adam Hills is now on board. You can...
"Dictionaries are like watches. The worst is better than none." Samuel Johnson's dictionary published 1755.
“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” Samuel Johnson, in William Seward Biographia (1799)
Edmund Burke: The Visionary Who Invented Modern Politics Longlisted for the Orwell Prize and the Samuel Johnson
BOSWELL, JAMES The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. comprehending an acc... Lot 221
New blog post about a lovely old church and its links to Samuel Johnson, Martha Gunn and the Duke of Wellington...
"They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings." - Bob Dylan, via Samuel Johnson
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. - Dr. Samuel Johnson
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. - Dr. Samuel Johnson
"When idle be not solitary, when solitary be not idle." | Samuel Johnson
Public battles and public retirement: The not-so-secret life of Samuel Johnson (News)
After a successful premiere on SBS2 earlier in the year, Samuel Johnson (actor) & Guy Pearce star in The Wizards...
Samuel Johnson's sister Connie Johnson slams his announcement of acting retirement (News)
Francis Barber, who Samuel Johnson freed, educated, and left much of his estate to, painted by Joshua Reynolds.
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Samuel Johnson's 18th century definition of "Trumpery" is more relevant than ever. ht
Friday news: mock on Samuel Johnson quits acting & closes
“ in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.”Samuel Johnson
NEW History of the Commentary on Selected Writings of Samuel Johnson by Edward T
Samuel Johnson's Failures: Carol Zaleski, Christian Century’Tis the season—for waking on a February morning to...
Samuel Johnson looks a lot like Molly Meldrum.and even more like Peter Tork.
Home and Away's Samuel Johnson shared his first kiss onscreen with Kate Richie. .
So it was Samuel Johnson who was acting in a rather odd way in an Adelaide radio station today. Barefoot & dishevelled he wasn't able to...
"A writer only beginsaa bo:k. A reader finishes it." Samuel Johnson
Actor and fundraiser Samuel Johnson, whose sister has cancer, got passionate on this morning: https:/…
Molly star Samuel Johnson 'dead broke but happy': Actor Samuel Johnson, who stars as Molly Meldrum in t...
Just had a chat to Samuel Johnson at the launch. Can't wait for the Molly telemovie.
too hard to choose from Molly or Samuel Johnson or Rhys Muldoon or Kat Stewart or Dylan Lewis etc... All interesting options!
Molly will be a bit frail, so the people will dragoon Samuel Johnson in his hat as a stand in.
"He still intrigues & mystifies me." Samuel Johnson talks about playing Ian 'Molly' Meldrum.
Private Sydney: Molly’s stars shine in the background: Samuel Johnson was not alone in…
Samuel Johnson's *** poor imitation must have Molly Meldrum rolling in his bed...
How lucky am to be a guest speaker with Samuel Johnson on a up coming charity event in Seymour soon, I'm excited.
Dean Clairs hanging out with Samuel Johnson at the program launch 2016!
Collab proj bt Harvard & Yale on Samuel Johnson and his Circle.
“Our aspirations are our possibilities.” — Samuel Johnson
Thinking about Antarctica? Then take 3 mins and listen to Andrew Denton and Jennifer Byrne give Samuel Johnson an...
A man will turn over half a library to make one book. ~ Samuel Johnson
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. ~ Samuel Johnson
The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol I Part 1/2 Full Audiobook by James Boswell by General Fiction: via
The true art of memory is the art of attention. – Samuel Johnson.
Samuel Johnson looks more like Molly than
Samuel Johnson as Molly Meldrum is still giving me Uncanny Valley issues.
I assumed it'd be awesome. If Molly has given the thumbs up for Samuel Johnson you know it's good.
Samuel Johnson as Molly Meldrum. Going to be amazing!
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Just going by the trailer, just give Samuel Johnson all the awards for Molly.
"Samuel Johnson is Ian Molly Meldrum". "Jacinta Stapleton is Madonna". Give me a pistol & leave the room
My review of Steve Silberman's Samuel Johnson prize-winning history of autism. .
Queen Anne laid hands on the young Samuel Johnson to cure him of scrofula (mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis).
Samuel Johnson is UNCANNY as Molly Meldrum. I had to take a second glance at times. Do yourself a favour and tune in
Tell you what Samuel Johnson looks more like Molly Meldrum in that preview than Molly himself! Can't wait to watch it!
Halloween books this year: John Connolly's Samuel Johnson series. Funny and just the right amount of scariness.
Too soon to work out if Sarah Snook is this decade's Samuel Johnson, but the signs are worrying.
Samuel Johnson and the Making of Modern England by Nicholas Hudson. Free Shippin
Yes, it is a portrait of Samuel Johnson that is owned by the Huntington Library
they've missed Samuel Johnson, Michael Heseltine and Radek Sikorski from my old college (Pembroke).
The 2015 Samuel Johnson prize longlist – in pictures
congrats on Samuel Johnson long listing for Ted Hughes. Obviously haven't read it yet, but I can already smell that it's excellent
NEW The Letters of Samuel Johnson, ed. Bruce Redford 5 volumes in shrinkwrap
We seldom learn the true want of what we have till it is discovered that we can have no more. - Samuel Johnson
nothing major tomorrow; head to town for historic day for Samuel Johnson and dinner out. Sunday we're off to Kandy Factory
Notable Birthdays for September 18 Those born on this date include: - English poet/lexicographer Samuel Johnson, w…
"Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties". -Samuel Johnson -
Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson~ Hope is necessary in every condition.
"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.". - Samuel Johnson
1779 Samuel Johnson is at the pavilion table, with James Boswell to his left and Oliver Goldsmith to his right. http:/…
on | Language is the dress of thought. ~ Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson on music, in his last piece published before his death, for Burney's Commemoration of Handel, 1785.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle. -Samuel Johnson
"Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks."-Samuel Johnson
He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. – William Samuel Johnson
Whatever enlarges hope will alss exalt courage. Samuel Johnson
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion. - Samuel Johnson
"No people can be great who have ceased to be virtuous." - Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson talking to Boswell about the profits arising from his dictionary:
'To do nothing is in everyone's power.' -Samuel Johnson
Almost showtime! Presidential candidate Dakota Johnson, and are here!
A second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. Samuel Johnson
for the infernals, there's a series called the Samuel Johnson series wiht the second book called the infernals. that it?
[Richard Savage] was indeed not so much a good man, as the friend of goodness.—Samuel Johnson, Lives of the Poets
The reigning error of his life was, that he mistook the love for the practice of virtue.—Samuel Johnson, on Richard Savage
Samuel Johnson~ It matters not how a man dies but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance it lasts so short…
Sam Johnson hits our stage in Sept in Sex with Strangers. Read the interview
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions. Samuel Johnson
"Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed." - Samuel Johnson
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Samuel Johnson
Classical quotation is the parole of the literary man. - Samuel Johnson
Whatever ,vlarges hope will also exalt courage. Samuel Johnson
"A writer on.y begins a book. . reader finishes it." Samuel Johnson
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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. -Samuel Johnson-
1924 2vols The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell 2 of complete 3 volumes
"A waiter only begins a book. A reader ginishes it." Samuel Johnson
'When a man is tired of the New World Order takeover .. then he is tired of being a slave' - Samuel Johnson :)
I think the reason is struggling so much at UNCC is because Samuel Wiseman Johnson isn't enrolled there.
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent. ~Samuel Johnson
Those who have robbed have also lied. Samuel Johnson corroborating prophet Habakkuk. He is immortal, and will get what He wants. Prov 16 (33)
It is necessary to hope... for hope itself is happiness. - Samuel Johnson
The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Samuel Johnson
“When a man comes to like a sea life, he is not fit to live on land.” - Dr. Samuel Johnson …
It was Samuel Johnson - & he was right! & I love the walk over Waterloo Bridge too.
"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill." (Imlac; Samuel Johnson's Rasselas.)
The Life of Dr. Samuel Johnson, by James Boswell; Introduction by the late Earl
We are also thrilled to recognize Samuel Johnson, Patrick Kane, Frank Laney, Hal Levinson, Stephen Little as Citizen Lawyers.
I will! Just wrapping up Walter Jackson Bate's Samuel Johnson bio.
The never stops! Samuel Johnson of Washington, DC just won $10K! Congrats!
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition. -Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson on imperialism - “Prince Henry was the first encourager of remote navigation. What mankind...
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else. Samuel Johnson
But when is Samuel Johnson going to play Asher Keddie, that's what I want to know?
Marginal Revolution- My review of *The Rambler, by Samuel Johnson: Eric Posner’s (with Adrian and Blakey Vermeule)…
It is better to live rich than to die rich. - Samuel Johnson. WEALTH Quotations
The Club or Literary Club[1] was a London dining club founded in February 1764 by the artist Joshua Reynolds and essayist Samuel Johnson.
Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell from "The Gates" by John Connolly! Trying to loosen up my…
what was it Samuel Johnson said about Scotsmen again? Think it particularly applies to those guys.
No man can enjoy without thinking that he enjoys it. Samuel Johnson
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"A writet only begins a book. A reader fininhes it." Samuel Johnson
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"We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us." ~Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson said it best : " patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
Samuel Johnson: Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.-Samuel Johnson
"Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. -Samuel Johnson"
"Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance." -Samuel Johnson
"He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade." ~ Samuel Johnson
- Samuel Johnson: "No man's conscience can tell him the rights of another man,
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