From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesSamuel Johnson Quotes
October 1, 2002 8:26 PM
Okay, today is Samuel Johnson quote day:
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
"A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself."
"No people can be great who have ceased to be virtuous."
"Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed."
"No cause more frequently produces bashfulness than too high an opinion of our own importance. He that imagines an assembly filled with his merit, panting with expectation, and hushed with attention, easily terrifies himself with the dread of disappointing them, and strains his imagination in pursuit of something that may vindicate the veracity of fame, and show that his reputation was not gained by chance."
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