Published On:
December 12, 2023
Updated On:
January 21, 2024

Samuel Johnson

SEP 18 1709 ~ DEC 13 1784
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Fun Fact:

It was the first dictionary to use quotations. Johnson’s dictionary defined some 42,773 words, each of which was given a uniquely scholarly definition, complete with a suggested etymology and an armory of literary quotations—no fewer than 114,000 of them, in fact.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), a renowned English writer, lexicographer, and essayist, left an indelible mark with his influential works, including “A Dictionary of the English Language.” His profound wisdom transcends time through inspirational sayings like “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good” and motivational quotes such as “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” Johnson’s enduring words continue to inspire and resonate across generations.
Samuel Johnson Iconic Quotes

Samuel Johnson


  • Samuel Johnson Quote Curiosity Is One Of The

    Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

  • Samuel Johnson Quote A Writer Only Begins

    A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.

  • Samuel Johnson Quote Great Works Are Performed

    Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

  • Samuel Johnson habit Quote The Chains Of Habit Are

    The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.