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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
A
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.
N
Your levellers wish to "level down" as far as themselves; but they cannot bear "levelling up" to themselves.
K
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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