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Samuel Johnson
(1709-1784) born on
Sep 18
English lexicographer, critic. He was remembered for writing the first critique of Shakespeare, 1765 and "Dictionary of the English Language," 1755.
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualifications which he does not possess.

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Rambler."
R: 28 Apr 1778; in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791.
A: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.

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