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Samuel Johnson Quotes about Friendship
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If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

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The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

 

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

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

A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
- Samuel Johnson

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
- Samuel Johnson

A am a great friend of public amusements,
they keep people from vice.
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation,
but the only riches she can call her own.
- Samuel Johnson

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

All travel has its advantages.
If the passenger visits better countries,
he may learn to improve his own.
And if fortune carries him to worse,
he may learn to enjoy it.
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

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

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
- Samuel Johnson

Allow children to be happy in their own way,
for what better way will they find?
- Samuel Johnson

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
but,
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
- Samuel Johnson

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty
as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
- Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him,
for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
- Samuel Johnson

All theory is against freedom of the will;
all experience for it.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated,
has not the art of getting drunk.
- Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table,
than when his wife talks Greek.
- Samuel Johnson

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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