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Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Agriculture Quotes,
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He who has provoked the shaft of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.

He who has provoked the shaft of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful

Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Moderation Quotes,
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Anecdotes are the gleaming toys of history. The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which read more

Anecdotes are the gleaming toys of history. The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been disappointed.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: History Quotes,
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How guilt once harbour'd in the conscious breast,
Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.

How guilt once harbour'd in the conscious breast,
Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Guilt Quotes,
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