Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
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"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."
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You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.
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"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
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There can be no friendship without confidence and no confidence without integrity.
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The best of conversations occur when there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments.
There is little peace or comfort in life if we are always anxious as to future events. He that worries himself with the dread of possible contingencies will never be at rest.
Wretched un-idea'd girls.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. i. Chap. x. 1752.
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
Read over your compositions and, when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
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