Quotes of the Day

He that thinks with more extent than another, will want words of larger meaning.

— Samuel Johnson, The Idler, Number 70.

Mr. Johnson’s Language is suitable to his sentiments.  He uses large words because he has large ideas.

— James Boswell, quoted on page xxiii in Edward G. Fletcher’s Introduction to Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson (New York, 1963).

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