It may be observed in general that the future is purchased by the present. It is not possible to secure distant or permanent happiness but by the forbearance of some immediate gratification.

-Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson

There is less flogging in our great schools than formerly-but then less is learned there; so what the boys get at one end they lose at the other.

Samuel Johnson
Pension: An allowance made to anyone without an equivalent. In England it is generally understood to mean pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country.
Samuel Johnson

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority. Samuel Johnso

Samuel Johnson
There is no idleness, by which we are so easily seduced, as that which dignifies itself by the appearance of business, and by making the loiterer imagine that he has something to do which must not be neglected, keeps him in perpetual agitation, and hurries him rapidly from place to place.
Samuel Johnson

Avarice is always poor.

Samuel Johnson
The violence of war admits no distinction; the lance, that is lifted at guilt and power, will sometimes fall on innocence and gentleness.
Samuel Johnson

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. Every advance into knowledge opens new prospects, and produces new incitements to farther progress.

Samuel Johnson
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Samuel Johnson

Hunting was the labour of the savages of North America, but the amusement of the gentlemen of England.

Samuel Johnson
Vanity is so frequently the apparent motive of advice, that we, for the most part, summon our powers to oppose it without any very accurate inquiry whether it is right.