Samuel Johnson Quotes on life

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing.. view

By: Samuel Johnson

The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking... view

By: Samuel Johnson

The happiest part of a man's life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning... view

By: Samuel Johnson

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy... view

By: Samuel Johnson

Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return... view

By: Samuel Johnson

You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.. view

By: Samuel Johnson

By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show... view

By: Samuel Johnson

From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life... view

By: Samuel Johnson

Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life... view

By: Samuel Johnson

Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess... view

By: Samuel Johnson

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts... view

By: Samuel Johnson

Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed... view

By: Samuel Johnson

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

By: Samuel Johnson

When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land... view

By: Samuel Johnson

Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit.. view

By: Samuel Johnson

There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman... view

By: Samuel Johnson

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.. view

By: 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... view

By: Samuel Johnson

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified... view

By: Samuel Johnson

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions... view

By: Samuel Johnson