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Samuel Johnson Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Samuel Johnson.

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Related topics: Positive Motivational Self-Confidence

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

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

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

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The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

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

 

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
- Tony Robbins

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

I forgive for my own sake,
that I may transmute my resentments into Unconditional Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give yourself the gift of forgiving
everyone you are angry with -
for every action you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies


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