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

R
To do nothing is in every man's power.
A
When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.
N
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.
K
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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