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When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others. Johnson#Pessimism 74
The true sound and strong mind is the one that can embrace equally great and small things. Johnson#Mind 70
To have gold is to be in fear, and to want it to be sorrow. Johnson#Gold 68
If what happens does not make us richer, we must welcome it if it makes us wiser. Johnson#Experience 65
Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, I did not give it to the man, but to humanity. Johnson#Humanity 53
Language is the pedigree of nations. Johnson#Language 53
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them. Johnson#Self 51
No one will persist long in helping someone who will not help themselves. Johnson#Help 45
Our minds should not be empty because if they are not preoccupied by good, evil will break in upon them. Johnson#Mind 44
There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart. Johnson#Conversation 42
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