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.
A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. iv. Chap. ii. 1773.
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. iii. 1776.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Much may be made of a Scotsman if he be caught young.
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. iii. Chap. viii. 1772.
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