Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. v. Chap. ix.
Contributed by: Zaady
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as a source of it.
To do nothing is in everyone's power.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xii.
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit,and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Source: Rasselas, 1759
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