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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.
         
   
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A family is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to revolutions.

R
A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
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'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.
K
A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
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N: Responding to Boswell's objections to the expulsion of six Methodists from Oxford University. "The Personal History of Samuel Johnson," (C. Hibbert)
K: "Life of Johnson"
   


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