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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
There is nothing too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

R
All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.
A
The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.
N
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
K
If I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many things to please him.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
R: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
A: "Lives of the English Poets."
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: 15 Sep 1777; in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791.
   


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