Tag Archives: Dr Johnson

Playing Cards: Dr Johnson

I am sorry I have not learned to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness and consolidates society. Dr Johnson Boswell’s Life of Johnson, p.433 The illustration is copyright: Yuri Arcurs via Shutterstock I especially … Continue reading

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Happiness: Dr Johnson

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn. Dr Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 There is always ‘The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness‘, but somehow I … Continue reading

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Friendship

If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair. Dr Samuel Johnson The illustration is by © Lightspring | … Continue reading

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Cities And The Passage Of Time

Why, Sir, 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. Dr … Continue reading

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Idleness and Solitude: Dr Johnson

If you are idle, be not solitary; If you are solitary, be not idle. Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) The illustration is ‘Picture of a lonely girl walking along a city street‘ Image ID: 61626385 Copyright: Alexandra Thompson via Shutterstock

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