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.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Source: Rasselas, 1759
Among the calamities of war may be numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.
When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.
I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Source: The Rambler, March 12, 1751
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