James boswell Quotes

"I have often thought that if war should cease over all th...

"I have often thought that if war should cease over all the face of the earth, for a thousand years, its reality would not be believed at such a distance of time..." --James Boswell
📅︎ Jul 08
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"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a v...

"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over." -James Boswell
📅︎ Mar 29
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He who has provoked the lash of wit, canno...

He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it. -James Boswell, biographer and lawyer (29 Oct 1740-1795)
📅︎ Oct 29
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It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. Th...

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. -James Boswell, from The Life of Samuel Johnson
📅︎ Aug 03
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