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.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
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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.
Sir, no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
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.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
Wickedness is always easier than virtue; for it takes the short cut to everything.
Source: Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
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