Quotes

11 November 2014
"Mr. Johnson, (said I) I do indeed come from Scotland, but I cannot help it".... "That, Sir, I find is what a great many of your countrymen cannot help."
11 November 2014
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by shewing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
11 November 2014
Our tastes greatly alter. The lad does not care for the child's rattle, and the old man does not care for the young man's whore.
11 November 2014
There may be other reasons for a man's not speaking in publick than want of resolution: he may have nothing to say.
11 November 2014
It seems not more reasonable to leave the right of printing unrestrained, because writers may be afterwards censured, than it would be to sleep with doors unbolted, because by our laws we can hang a thief.
11 November 2014
Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
11 November 2014
Read your own compositions, and when you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.

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