(1709-1784) English Author, Lexicographer
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Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Adversity is the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free from admirers then.
I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.
So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.