Samuel Johnson — English Author born on September 18, 1709, died on December 13, 1784

Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson... (wikipedia)

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.

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