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All theory is against freedom of the will all experience for it.

Samuel Johnson in Experience, Theory, Will

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The future is purchased by the present.

Samuel Johnson

All theory is against freedom of the will all experience for it.

Samuel Johnson

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.

Samuel Johnson

Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.

Samuel Johnson

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.

Samuel Johnson

Exercise is labor without weariness.

Samuel Johnson

Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.

Samuel Johnson

To keep your secret is wisdom but to expect others to keep it is folly.

Samuel Johnson

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.

Samuel Johnson

No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.

Samuel Johnson

There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.

Samuel Johnson

You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle.

Samuel Johnson

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.

Samuel Johnson

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.

Samuel Johnson

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.

Samuel Johnson