Talk:Samuel Johnson

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  • Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
    • Attributed in The Tickler magazine, 1818. [1]
  • An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere

More attributed Samuel Johnson quotes


i do not know the behind the inclusion of johnson's racist quotations, but they have been removed. they are not his best quotes and are out of place on here.

I think you have to accept that Johnson's "racist quotes" were a product of his time. To delete them is to attempt to rewrite history and to make out that Johnson was a different man than the one he was.

Good and original[edit]

Regarding the misattributed quote "Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good": Something similar was used by politician Arthur Balfour, but with "trite" and "true" in place of the adjectives found here.