More From Samuel Johnson
- "The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity… The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
- "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."
- "There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either."
More In Great
- "Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class."― Annie Besant
- "The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so."― George Whitefield
- "From a technical point of view, there seemed to me to be absolutely no reason why – with the existing technology – we couldn’t do very high quality audio, because whereas the boom in digital graphics is ongoing, the boom in digital audio has already happened."― Thomas Dolby