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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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For patience, sov'reign o'er transmuted ill.

For patience, sov'reign o'er transmuted ill.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Patience Quotes,
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Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of
life.

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of
life.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Liquor Quotes,
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Feast of Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304 Commemoration of Samuel Johnson, Writer, Moralist, 1784 Almighty and most merciful read more

Feast of Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304 Commemoration of Samuel Johnson, Writer, Moralist, 1784 Almighty and most merciful Father, by Whose providence my life has been prolonged, and Who has granted me now to begin another year of probation, vouchsafe me such assistance of Thy Holy Spirit, that the continuance of my life may not add to the measure of my guilt, but that I may so repent of the days and years passed in neglect of the duties which Thou hast set before me, in vain thoughts, in sloth, and in folly, that I may apply my heart to true wisdom, by diligence redeem the time lost, and by repentance, obtain pardon, for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Christianity Quotes,
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The difference between coarse and refined abuse is the difference between being bruised by a club and wounded by a read more

The difference between coarse and refined abuse is the difference between being bruised by a club and wounded by a poisoned arrow.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Cruelty Quotes,
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