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The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and,
instead of thinking how things may be, to read more

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and,
instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Traveling Quotes,
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Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance.

Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Ignorance Quotes,
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When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer their inferior while he is with them, read more

When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer their inferior while he is with them, it must be highly gratifying to them.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man
struggling for life in the read more

Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man
struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground
encumbers him with help?

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Help Quotes,
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Yet still he fills affection's eye,
Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind.

Yet still he fills affection's eye,
Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Obscurity Quotes,
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