"In all pointed ..." Quote of Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., vol. 10, ed. Sir John Hawkins (1787) and Works of Samuel Johnson, Yale Edition, vol. 10. "On the Bravery of the English Common Soldier," The British Magazine (Jan. 1760).