James Boswell

Scottish biographer and diarist

Lived from: 1740-1795

Quotes: James Boswell

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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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    I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.
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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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    There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
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    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.
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