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Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that read more

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Writer Quotes,
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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

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Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense.

Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Slander Quotes,
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Some people wave their dogmatic thinking until their own reason is entangled.

Some people wave their dogmatic thinking until their own reason is entangled.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Rhetoric Quotes,
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In misery's darkest caverns known,
His useful care was ever nigh,
Where hopeless Anguish pour'd his groan,
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In misery's darkest caverns known,
His useful care was ever nigh,
Where hopeless Anguish pour'd his groan,
And lonely want retir'd to die.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Philanthropy Quotes,
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