ESSAY -- A loose sally of the mind an irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson Quotes
Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
That fellow seems to posses but one idea and that is the wrong one.
As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.
Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Being in a ship is like being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
A man is born alone and dies alone and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
With 'Bright Star' and with 'The Piano,' too, I felt a kind of sadness about it being in such a different era, because of my lack of experience with the era. And one of the ways I'd get over it is to remind myself that every film, even if it's contemporary, creates its own world.
Don't knock the weather nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Accuse not nature, she hath done her part Do thou but thine, and be not diffident Of wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thou Dismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.