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Letter "J" » James Boswell Quotes
«A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself»
«I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am»
«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.»
Author: James Boswell
«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»
«He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it»
«I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.»
«I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.»
«A page of my journal is like a cake of portable soup. A little may be diffused into a considerable portion.»
«I am, I flatter myself, completely a citizen of the world. In my travels through Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Corsica, France, I never felt myself from home.»
«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.»