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Quote Left Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal, and a man may be properly charged with that evil which he neglected or refused to learn how to prevent. Quote Right
Quote Left The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape. Quote Right
Quote Left Var glad, det värsta har inte inträffat ännu! Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language. Quote Right
Quote Left Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood. Quote Right
Quote Left We have kept faith with the majority of the side that underperformed in Dublin and told them to go out there and put things right. Quote Right
Quote Left Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity. Quote Right
Quote Left Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. Quote Right
Quote Left The endearing elegance of female friendship. Quote Right
Quote Left There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. Quote Right
Quote Left If what happens does not make us richer, we must welcome it if it makes us wiser. Quote Right
Quote Left The sports reporters got everything all worked up. Quote Right
Quote Left Readers of the twenty-first chapter must decide for themselves whether it enhances the book they presumably know or is really a discardable limb. I meant the book to end in this way, but my aesthetic judgement may have been faulty. Writers are rarely their own best critics, nor are critics. 'Quod scripsi scripsi' said Pontius Pilate when he made Jesus Christ the King of the Jews. 'What I have written I have Written.' We can destroy what we have written but we cannot unwrite it. I leave what I wrote with what Dr. Johnson called frigid indifference to the judgement of that .00000001 of the American population which cares about such things. Eat this sweetish segment or spit it out. You are free. Quote Right
Quote Left Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring, ring with the harmonies of liberty.... Quote Right
Quote Left The traveler that resolutely follows a rough and winding path will sooner reach the end of his journey than he that is always changing his direction, and wastes the hour of daylight in looking for smoother ground and shorter passages. Quote Right
Quote Left The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. It should be a place where each individual's dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaciton and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilzation. It is what we seek today. Quote Right
Quote Left No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. Quote Right
Quote Left Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality they discourse like angels, but they live like men. Quote Right
Quote Left A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek. Quote Right
Quote Left The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy. Quote Right
Quote Left Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, "I did not give it to the man, but to humanity." Quote Right
Quote Left It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives it most distinctive characteristics. Quote Right
Quote Left A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it. Quote Right
Quote Left He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale. Quote Right
Quote Left A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still. Quote Right
Quote Left Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language. Quote Right
Quote Left The true sound and strong mind is the one that can embrace equally great and small things. Quote Right
Quote Left It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art. Quote Right
Quote Left Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom. Quote Right
Quote Left We talked of the education of children; and I asked him what he thought was best to teach them first. JOHNSON. "Sir, it is no matter what you ... Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Johnson

Quote Left "Don't let the darkness of your past dim the light of your future" -Misty Johnson Quote Right
Quote Left Abyss Yes let go cross the great abyss, the last breath can be offered bliss, adventure looms there in the mist, spirit regeneration time, your soaring spirit climbs, rhapsody delish, earthly woes decline, eternal will of wisp. Phantasm a flying. Don Johnson Quote Right