James Boswell Quotes


10 James Boswell quotes:



"A Sceptick therefore, who because he finds that Truths are not universally received, doubts of their existence, is just as foolish as a man who should try large shoes upon little feet, and little shoes upon large feet, and finding that they did not f"
Author: Boswell Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything."
"A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself"
"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over."
"I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am"
Author: Boswell Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"A page of my journal is like a cake of portable soup. A little may be diffused into a considerable portion."
Author: Boswell Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding."
"For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation."
Author: Boswell Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes Wit Quotes
"He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it."
Author: Boswell Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good"
Author: Boswell Quotes Category: Power Quotes



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