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Quotations by author » Samuel Johnson
English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784
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You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.
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You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company
Teachers and teaching
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
Books
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good.
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Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity.
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[Shakespeare made good use of it in King Lear, Shelley once said of his mother that] on the subject of the weather she was irresistibly eloquent ... When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather.
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