The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2 Quotes

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The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2 The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2 by James Boswell
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“Hell is paved with good intentions.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2
“The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2
“This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2
“Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2
“[C]ourage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2
“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and at the backs of books in libraries.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Vol 2
“People have now a-days, (said he,) got a strange opinion that every thing should be taught by lectures. Now, I cannot see that lectures can do so much good as reading the books from which the lectures are taken. I know nothing that can be best taught by lectures, except where experiments are to be shewn. You may teach chymistry by lectures.—You might teach making of shoes by lectures!”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Vol 2

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