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"No man is without some quality, by the due application of which he might deserve well of the world; and whoever he be that has but little in his power should be in haste to do that little, lest he be confounded with him that can do nothing."

by Dr. Johnson

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"No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library."

by Samuel Johnson

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"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures."

by Samuel Johnson

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"It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Language is the dress of thought."

by Samuel Johnson

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"If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking."

by Lyndon B. Johnson

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

by Samuel Johnson

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"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."

by Samuel Johnson

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"There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman."

by Samuel Johnson

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

by Samuel Johnson

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

by Samuel Johnson

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

by Samuel Johnson

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"The endearing elegance of female friendship."

by Samuel Johnson

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"The deepest thing I have to say in comment to that is that the principle work is to be done within the individual him/herself, and to learn to cope with one's own masculinity and femininity within is an absolute prerequisite before one has the right to talk about exterior relationships."

by Robert Johnson

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"The happiest part of a man's life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning."

by Samuel Johnson

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"The noblest search is the search for excellence."

by Lyndon B. Johnson

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"The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape."

by Samuel Johnson

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"The sports reporters got everything all worked up."

by Jan Johnson

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"The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it."

by Samuel Johnson

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"There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful."

by Samuel Johnson

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"There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity."

by Samuel Johnson

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"There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex."

by Samuel Johnson

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"There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints."

by Pamela Johnson

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"There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible."

by Samuel Johnson

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"These grants help highlight Ohio's commitment to projects that are harnessing new technologies to improve environmental quality."

by Bruce Johnson

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"They'll continue to show it on television, ... They'll show it on ESPN 40 times. They'll say I'm a cancer. The crowd loved it. The fans love it. The producers in the truck love it because it's big news. But to us, it's a joke."

by Keyshawn Johnson

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"To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution."

by Samuel Johnson

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"To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly."

by Samuel Johnson

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"We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting."

by Samuel Johnson

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"We have kept faith with the majority of the side that underperformed in Dublin and told them to go out there and put things right."

by Scott Johnson

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"We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood."

by Lyndon B. Johnson

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"We just seem to thrive on adversity."

by Jimmie Johnson

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"We went back in the spring for the Advance Auto Parts 500, and all the emotions came back,"

by Jimmie Johnson

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"Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess."

by Samuel Johnson

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"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence."

by Samuel Johnson

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"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."

by Samuel Johnson

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"While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see."

by Samuel Johnson

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"You are not likely to get anywhere in particular if you don't know where you want to go."

by Percy H. Johnson

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"Before, I considered myself a power pitcher. I wanted to strike everybody out. Now I want to stay in until the seventh or eighth inning. If I only strike out one or two guys but I?m still in there in the seventh inning, that?s fine with me."

by Jason Johnson

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"Cheer up, the worst is yet to come."

by Philander Johnson

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"Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start."

by Tim Johnson

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"Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right."

by Lyndon B. Johnson

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"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Everyone thought I was going to die like a year later. They didn't know. So I helped educate sports, and then the world, that a man living with HIV can play basketball. He's not going to give it to anybody by playing basketball."

by Magic Johnson

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"Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them."

by Samuel Johnson

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"He is the foundation and the moral compass for our youth."

by Sheila Johnson

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"I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations."

by Samuel Johnson

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"I alternate between hope and despair,"

by A. Johnson

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"I hate mankind, for I think of myself as one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am."

by Samuel Johnson

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"I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world."

by Samuel Johnson

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"I saw, with him here at the helm, the great potential to do some important things."

by A. Johnson

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"I will be conquered; I will not capitulate."

by Samuel Johnson

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"If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."

by Samuel Johnson

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"It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention."

by Lyndon B. Johnson

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"Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but will afterwards always propagate itself."

by Samuel Johnson

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"It's unbelievable. What God has provided for us is miraculous."

by Chet Johnson

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"It's the opposite of science."

by Kirk Johnson

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"Mankind has been creating beautiful music for many centuries. What we call early music tends to be very transparent. You can see all the parts; hear all the parts. It has clarity."

by Mary Johnson

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"No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility."

by Gerald W. Johnson

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"Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest."

by Bird Johnson

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"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Our coaches had a hell of a game plan. They dissected them like no other. We were prepared. All we had to do was go out and execute."

by Josh Johnson

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"Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Round numbers are always false."

by Samuel Johnson

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"So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other."

by Samuel Johnson

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"People pay so much money to the school board. Taxpayers pay for textbooks in every which way."

by Lisa Johnson

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"Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success."

by Pete Johnson

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"State Street Global Advisors is honored to be recognized among the elite financial institutions in the world. Our leadership in providing institutional investors worldwide with a wide variety of sophisticated strategies designed to meet their goals distinguishes us as a trusted partner for asset management."

by Shawn Johnson

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"No member of society has the right to teach any doctrine contrary to what society holds to be true."

by Samuel Johnson

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"she says, ''It's really about doing the science differently, doing the clinical care differently. We're talking about a paradigm shift."

by A. Johnson

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"It's a little more evidence that growth in the economy has downshifted a bit, but that's what happens when higher energy costs take money from people's pockets."

by Dana Johnson

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"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."

by Samuel Johnson

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"It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability."

by Samuel Johnson

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"It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other."

by Samuel Johnson

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"I have thought of a pulley to raise me gradually; but that would give me pain, as it would counteract my natural inclination. I would have something that can dissipate the inertia and give elasticity to the muscles. We can heat the body, we can cool it; we can give it tension or relaxation; and surely it is possible to bring it into a state in which rising from bed will not be a pain."

by Samuel Johnson

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"I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read."

by Samuel Johnson

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"I think it's a novel approach to the ethics issue. It is sort of a way to lobby for a bill that now receives so much lobbying pressure from the other direction."

by Russell Johnson

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"I think it would give young people a lot of hope. And not just young people living with autism, but all young people. It would help them to reach their goals and dreams. and tell them never to give up. And also, be ready for your shot when called upon."

by Magic Johnson

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"I can�«t remember life without diabetes, ... It�«s part of me and I�«ve accepted it. I didn�«t think twice about it."

by Chelsea Johnson

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"I am grieved that it should be said he is my brother, and take these courses. Well, as he brews, so shall he drink, for George again. Yet he shall hear on't, and tightly, too, an' I live, i'faith."

by Ben Johnson

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"By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time."

by Samuel Johnson

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"I do acknowledge that I have a daughter from a previous relationship, which ended years before my marriage. I have fully financially supported her and have made every effort to protect her privacy."

by Randy Johnson

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"Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity."

by Samuel Johnson

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"Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment."

by Samuel Johnson

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"As a coach, I can only give them the formula; they do the work,"

by A. Johnson

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"Drugs are reality's legal loopholes."

by Jeremy P. Johnson

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"Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine."

by Ben Johnson

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"At a very early age I began to thump on the piano alone, and it was not long before I was able to pick out a few tunes. I also learned the names of the notes in both clefs, but I preferred not be hampered by notes."

by James Johnson

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"I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him."

by Samuel Johnson

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"All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it."

by Samuel Johnson

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"[The trail's beauty is] based on what mother nature provides each year."

by Kristi Johnson

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"The future is purchased by the present."

by Samuel Johnson

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"He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage."

by Samuel Johnson

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