Samuel Johnson on Curiosity

“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.”

~ Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson on Writing

“The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”

~ Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson on Secrets

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

~ Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson on Flies

“A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.”

~ Samuel Johnson