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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).]
Oscar Wilde :
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. repr. In Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, ed. J.B. Foreman (1966). The Butterfly's Boswell, Court and Society Review (London, April 20, 1887). also in The Critic as Artist, pt. 1, in Intentions (1891).]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Behind every individual closes organization; before him opens liberty,—the Better, the Best. The first and worse races are dead. The second and imperfect races are dying out, or remain for the maturing of the higher. In the latest race, in man, every generosity, every new perception, the love and praise he extorts from his fellows, are certificates of advance out of fate into freedom.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).]
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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).]
Thomas Babington Macaulay :
In every age the vilest specimens of human nature are to be found among demagogues.
[Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), British historian, Whig politician. History of England, vol. 1, ch. 5 (1849).]
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Thomas Hardy :
And yet to every bad there is a worse.
[Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. The Woodlanders, ch. 34 (1887).]
Henry David Thoreau :
Every winter the liquid and trembling surface of the pond, which was so sensitive to every breath, and reflected every light and shadow, becomes solid to the depth of a foot or a foot and a half, so that it will support the heaviest teams, and perchance the snow covers it to an equal depth, and it is not to be distinguished from any level field. Like the marmots in the surrounding hills, it closes its eyelids and becomes dormant for three months or more.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, pp. 312-313, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Samuel Johnson :
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
[Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Dictionary of the English Language, preface (1755).]
Herman Melville :
It is a thing which every sensible American should learn from every sensible Englishman, that glare and glitter, gimcracks and gewgaws, are not indispensable to domestic solacement.
[Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids" (1855), 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).]
John Ruskin :
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
[John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. The Eagle's Nest, ch. 5 (1872).]
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