Facts about James Boswell

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James Boswell was a famous Lawyer from Scotland, who lived between October 29, 1740 and May 19, 1795.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by James.

Related authors: Samuel Johnson

Famous quotes by James Boswell (14)


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"If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good"
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"There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends"
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"I suppose no person ever enjoyed with more relish the infusion of this fragrant leaf than did Johnson"
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"A page of my journal is like a cake of portable soup. A little may be diffused into a considerable portion"
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"A good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation"
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"What an insignificant life is this which I am now leading!"
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"I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything"
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"A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself"
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"It is not every man who can be exquisitely miserable, any more than exquisitely happy"
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"I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding"
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"We must take our friends as they are"
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"I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am"
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"He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it"
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"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"


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