Samuel Johnson Quotes On Curiosity, Self-Growth, Pleasure, Self-Confidence, And Gratitude

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“Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.”- Samuel Johnson

“Nothing is little to him that feels it with great sensibility.”– Samuel Johnson

“A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity.”- Samuel John

Wickedness is always easier than virtue; for it takes short cut to everything.”- Samuel Johnson

“Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.”– Samuel Johnson

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

“We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know, because they have never deceived us.”- Samuel Johnson

“Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”- Samuel Johnson

“The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence.”- Samuel Johnson

“No one is much pleased with a companion, who does not increase, in some respect, his fondness for himself.”- Samuel Johnson

“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”- Samuel Johnson

“He who praises everybody praises nobody.”- Samuel Johnson

4 Ways To Cultivate The Heart Of Courage

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To do great things in life, we must have the courage to confront our fears. We all want to achieve great things, but we lack the courage to start.

You can’t succeed in life without a courageous heart. It is what you need to move from point A to point B. You need a courageous heart to chase your dreams. If you don’t have a courageous heart, fear will take charge of your dreams.

To face your fear, you must cultivate a courageous heart. Let us start with the following strategies:

Do not run away from facing the real problem. If you want to solve a problem, do not ignore it. Ignoring a problem is increasing it, not reducing it. Dan Rockwell says, “When you refuse to deal with the real problem, you’ll deal with recurring frustration.”

Do not tolerate anything that is against your values. As the saying goes, “Whatever you tolerate, you encourage.” If you don’t like something, don’t tolerate it. Let it go. Dr Phil says, “We tell people how to treat us.” If you don’t want to be treated badly, don’t encourage it. Don’t tolerate it. Reject it!

Don’t be scared to think and dream big dreams. According to Donald J. Trump, “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” It does not cost a lot to think big. Why not do it. Oscar Hammerstein said, “If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true.” You can make a dream come if you have one. If you don’t have , you can’t win.

Don’t try to keep what you cannot keep. Trying to keep what you cannot keep is like breathing in oxygen and not letting out carbon dioxide. You are not going to enjoy it. The same is true for other things. If you can’t keep something, give it away. According to Jim Elliot, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” If you cannot let go of what you cannot keep, you cannot gain what you cannot lose. Think about it.