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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.
         
   
F
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

R
The supreme end of education is expert discernment of 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.
A
Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away.
N
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.
K
Nothing at all will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 18 Apr 1775, 1791.
R: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
A: In "Rambler," no. 47 (London), 28 Aug 1750.
N: Nekayah, in "The History of Rasselas," ch. 47, 1759.
K: In "Inspiring Quotations," by Albert W. Wells, Jr., 1988.
   


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