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Samuel Johnson
(1709-1784) born on
Sep 18
English lexicographer, critic. He was remembered for writing the first critique of Shakespeare, 1765 and "Dictionary of the English Language," 1755.
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; for there is in London all that life can afford.

Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
Wine gives a man nothing. It neither gives him knowledge nor wit; it only animates a man, and enables him to bring out what a dread of the company has repressed. It only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.
Your levellers wish to "level down" as far as themselves; but they cannot bear "levelling up" to themselves.
Without economy none can be rich, and with it few will be poor.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in: James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 20 Sept. 1777 (1791).
R: Quoted in: Works, vol. 9, "Apophthegms" (ed. by John Hawkins, 1787 --89) and Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 2 (ed. by George Birkbeck Hill, 1897, p. 19).
A: Quoted in: James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 28 April 1778 (1791).
N: Life of Johnson," (J. Boswell), Vol. I

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