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I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said read more

I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends.

by James Boswell Found in: Brothers Quotes,
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I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dissertation on its virtues. It comforts and enlivens read more

I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dissertation on its virtues. It comforts and enlivens without the risks attendant on spirituous liquors. Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee. Thy soft influence is a more safe inspirer of social joy.

by James Boswell Found in: Tea Quotes,
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Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

by James Boswell Found in: Experience Quotes,
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I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to read more

I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.

by James Boswell Found in: Inspirational Quotes,
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To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite beings. Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some read more

To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite beings. Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive.

by James Boswell Found in: Vanity Quotes,
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