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Page 103 - That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom...
Page 64 - ... set their thoughts more on words than things. Nay, because words are many of them learned before the ideas are known for which they stand: therefore some, not only children but men, speak several words no otherwise than parrots do, only because they have learned them, and have been accustomed to those sounds.
Page 225 - Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men ; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
Page 125 - The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of an individual or of human nature in general : if it be false, it is a picture of nothing.
Page 90 - In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth ; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 171 - It does not signify," pursued Johnson, "that the fear of something made him resolve; it is upon the state of his mind, after the resolution is taken, that I argue. Suppose a man either from fear, or pride, or conscience, or whatever motive, has resolved to kill himself; when once the resolution is taken he has nothing to fear. He may then go and take the King of Prussia by the nose at the head of his army. He cannot fear the rack who is determined to kill himself.
Page 331 - There are some things which cannot come under certain rules, but which one would think could not need them. Of this kind are outward civilities and salutations". These one would imagine might be regulated by every man's common sense, without the help of an instructor : but that which we call common sense suffers under that word : for it sometimes implies no more than that faculty which is common to all men, but sometimes signifies right reason, and what all men should consent to. In this latter acceptation...
Page 21 - LADIES. — The delicate and restrained condition which custom imposes on females, subjects them to great disadvantages. — Mrs. Morris offers to remove them. Ladies or Gentlemen who have formed predilections, may be assisted in obtaining the objects of their affections...
Page 321 - ... that even death may be induced, by the convulsions of a youthful mind, worked up to a high sense of shame and resentment. The effects of thumping the head, boxing the ears, and pulling the hair, in impairing the intellects, by means of injuries done to the brain, are too obvious to be mentioned. 5. Where there is shame, says Dr. Johnson, there may be virtue.