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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.
We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass.

To do nothing is in every man's power.
When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Rambler, no. 114 (London, 20 April 1751; repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 4, ed. by W. J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss, 1969).
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: The Idler, no. 36, in Universal Chronicle (London, 23 Dec 1758;
N: Quoted in: James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 10 April 1776 (1791).
K: The Idler."

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