Read Over Your Compositions, And Where Ever You Meet With A Package You Think Is Particularly Fine, Strike It Out.
Quotations By Famous People
Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet with a package you
think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1773]
The Irish are a fair people; they never speak well of one another.
-- Samuel Johnson, in James Boswell, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson'...
Mark Twain to young writers: "Whatever you like best, strike it out." -- Thomas Boswell
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American -- Samuel Johnson, in Boswell's "Life
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
-- Samuel Johnson, Boswell's Life, 1770...
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1784]...
Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1777]...
You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument. -- Samuel Johnso
People in distress never think you feel enough. -- Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784
If you go into heat, package your meat.