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Dr. Samuel Johnson (7 de setembro de 1709 - 13 de decembro de 1784), foi um lexicófrafo inglés.


  • "Poucas cousas son imposíbeis para a persistencia e para a habilidade."
- Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
- "History of Rasselas" in: "The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes. With an Essay on His Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy, Esq"‎ - v.5, Página 458, de Samuel Johnson, Alexander Chalmers, Arthur Murphy - Publicado por Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, 1823
- Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance
- The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.‎ - Vol. II, Páxina 15, de Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Publicado por Jones, 1825
  • "A gratitude é un froito de grande cultura; non se encontra entre xente vulgar".
- Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.
- Samuel Johnson o 20 de setembro de 1773; citado en "Boswell's Life of Johnson: including Boswell's Journal of a tour of the Hebrides, and Johnson's diary of A journey into North Wales", Volume 5, Páxina 264, James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck ... - Bigelow, Brown & co., inc., 1786
  • "Aquel que eloxia a todos, a ninguén eloxia."
- He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
- citado en "The World's Greatest Wacky One-Line Jokes" - páxina 88 - Bob Phillips - Harvest House Publishers, 2005, ISBN 0-7369-1426-9, 9780736914260 - 124 páxinas
- Example is always more efficacious than precept
- The prince of Abissinia: A tale. In two volumes: Volume 2 - Páxina 36, Samuel Johnson - Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, ... and W. Johnston, 1759 - 165 páxinas
- Promise , large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
- The idler - Páxina 225, Samuel Johnson - Printed for T. Davies, 1767
  • "Se o home non fai novas amizades mentres avanza pola vida, logo vai encontrar con que ficou só. Un home debe manter as súas amizades en constante renovación."
- 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. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr. Boswell's life of Johnson - Páxina 80, Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
- Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
- The Rambler: Volume 3 - Página 144, Samuel Johnson (écrivain) - J. Parsons, 1793
  • "Ninguén se ocupa moito do presente; as lembranzas e as expectativas enchen case todos os nosos momentos."
- No mind is much employed upon the present: recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments
- The prince of Abissinia: A tale. In two volumes: Volume 2 - Páxina 34, Samuel Johnson - Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, ... and W. Johnston, 1759 - 165 páxinas
- The true art of memory is the art of attention.
- The idler - Página 123, Samuel Johnson - Printed for T. Davies, 1767
  • "É mellor sufreir unha injustiza que praticala, así como ás veces é mellor ser enganado que non confiar."
- It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
- The Rambler: In four volumes.. - Páxina 147, Samuel Johnson - W. Strahan [and several others], 1784
  • "Cada citación contribúe algo á estabilidade e o alargamento da lingua."
- Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
- A dictionary of the English language - página 18, Samuel Johnson - 1768
- But love is only one of many passions
- Mr. Johnson's preface to his edition of Shakespear's plays - Páxina x, Samuel Johnson - printed for J. and R. Tonson, H. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, Clark and Collins, T. Longman, W. Johnston, T. Caslon, C. Corbet, T. Lownds, and the executors of B. Dodd, 1765 - 72 páxinas
- not been very lucky in his first wife, married a second, he said — Alas ! another instance of the triumph of hope over experience. .
- The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with his life, and ... - Páxina 197, Printed for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne and Sons, L. Davis, B. White and Son [and 36 others in London], 1787
- No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library
- The rambler - Páxina 2, Samuel Johnson - Longman, 1793
- Language is the dress of thought.
- Prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the English poets: Volume 1 - Páxina 149, Samuel Johnson - Printed by J. Nichols; for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Davies, T. Payne, L. Davis, W. Owen, B. White, S. Crowder, T. Caslon, T. Longman, ... [and 24 others], 1779

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  • "Aquel que fai de si mesmo unha besta líbrase da dor de ser un home"
- He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
- citado em "Anecdotes of the Revd. Percival Stockdale" (1809; em Johnsonian Miscellanies (1897), vol. II, p. 333, edited by George Birkbeck Hill; na musica "Bat Country" da banda Avenged Sevenfold ; e no jogo Amnesia : A Machine for Pigs.
  • "Un home dede ler segundo o que as súas inclinación o conducen; porque o que ler como tarefa pouco ben lle fará."
- A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
- citado em "The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published." - Página 233, James Boswell - 1791 - 516 páxinas
- love... it was the wisdom of a fool, and the folly of the wise
- citado en Memoirs of Samuel Foote, Esq: with a collection of his genuine ... - Páxina 154, William Cook - R. Phillips, 1805
  • "Dous homes non poden estar xuntos durante media hora sen que uN adquira evidente superioridade sobre o outro."
- no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
- The life of Samuel Johnson - Páxina 127, James Boswell, Roger Ingpen - 1791 - 504 páxinas
  • "A vida non pode existir en sociedade senón a través de concesións recíprocas."
- Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
- The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: comprehending an account of his ... - Páxina 434, James Boswell - Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry., 1791 - 516 páxinas
  • "Quen ten mil e un amigos non encontra un dispoñíbel; quen ten un inimigo encóntrao en todo lado."
- He who has a thousand friends Has not a one to spare : But he who has one enemy Will meet him everywhere.
- citado en "Publication: Edicións 31-60" - páxina 44, North Carolina. Dept. of Public Instruction - 1922
- Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
- Fonte: The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D., biografía sobre Samuel Johnson de autoría de James Boswell, publicada en 1791
  • "Quen está cansado de Londres, está cansado da vida; hai en Londres todo o que a vida pode proporcionar."
- When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford
- The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: comprehending an account of his ... - Páxina 160, James Boswell - Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry., 1791 - 516 páxinas