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Samuel Johnson :
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
[Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, March 28, 1776 (1791).]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Quotation and Originality," Letters and Social Aims (1875, repr. 1904).]
Francis Bacon :
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
[Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Marriage and Single Life," (1597-1625).]
Oscar Wilde :
Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Cecil Graham, in Lady Windermere's Fan, act 2.]
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William Shakespeare :
To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 1, l. 143-4. Amazed that Titania makes love to him.]
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Herman Melville :
It is hard to be finite upon an infinite subject, and all subjects are infinite.
[Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Hawthorne and His Mosses" (1850), The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987).]
Sonia Sanchez :
...I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.
[Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), African American author and political activist. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).]
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Herman Melville :
Treacherous plague-spots of indigence—videlicet, blots from the inkstand.
[Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Pierre (1852), bk. XVIII, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 7, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1971).]
William Shakespeare :
But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 2, sc. 3, l. 241. "Men are but men" is proverbial.]
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Samuel Johnson :
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
[Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. The astronomer, in The History of Rasselas, ch. 41 (1759).]
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